Chester student entrepreneurs have made it through to the North West finals of The Young Enterprise Student Start-Up competition at Liverpool John Moores University.
Two companies set up by Chester University students were chosen to go to the finals.
A total of 82 businesses competed across the region with only 16 going to the regional finals in Liverpool on February 20. They will compete for a range of awards and the chance to represent the North West at the UK final in London.
The two University of Chester businesses featured are The Dynamic Wall Art Company, led by managing director Jack Brand, whose team came up with the idea of ‘wall art’ and the Online Stationery Comparison site led by managing directors Jeska Harrison and Jessica Williams.
Jack Brand said: “We have put in a lot of hard work, time and energy to make this happen and it has really paid off. It’s been an exciting and rewarding time for all of the students on this course.”
Both businesses were selected on the basis of the quality of their business idea and plan.
Connie Hancock, head of the business, management and entrepreneurship programme at the University of Chester, said: “I am so pleased and proud of all the students, who developed high quality ideas for their module assessment and competition entry.
“They are to be commended for their creativity and commitment.”