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Nov 05, 2018

MakerBox Wins Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme

On Tuesday morning the regional finals for the the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme were held in Southland.

MakerBox Wins Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme

On Tuesday morning the regional finals for the the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme were held in Southland. Congratulations to Makerbox from James Hargest College who took out the title of Regional Champions!

All regional champions will compete in the National Final in Wellington on December 6

Five YES businesses were represented at the Southland Regional Final and Awards today. These teams have truly excelled, and they should celebrate their achievements.

The journey to the finals is always a bit of a roller coaster with both highs and lows, but the most successful people are those that embrace and celebrate not just the big achievements, but the journey along the way.

Well done to all five YES businesses who were either a Finalist or a winner of an Excellence Award – Goodie Bags, MakerBox, Impossumble Products, 4Paws and My Mental Tone.

EXCELLENCE AWARDS

  • Award for Enterprising Technology sponsored by Craigs Design & Print – Makerbox, James Hargest College
  • Award for Environmental Sustainability sponsored by Environment Southland – Impossumble Products, Aparima College
  • Award for Social Enterprise sponsored by South Port NZ Ltd – My Mental Tone, Aparima College
  • Award for Solving a Development Problem sponsored by Westpac – Makerbox, James Hargest College
  • Award for Innovation sponsored by Crowe Horwath – Makerbox, James Hargest College

Awards

  • Young Enterpriser of the Year – Benjamin McIntyre, James Hargest College
  • Finalist’s – Impossumble Products and 4 Paws, Aparima College. Runner Up Regional Champion – Goodie Bags, Mt Aspiring College
  • 2018 Regional Champion – MAKERBOX – James Hargest College.

Judges:

  • Fiona Tyrie, Southern Institute of Technology
  • Courtney Forde, PSS
  • Jackie Flutey, Community Trust South
  • Pauline Stedman, Front-line Training
  • Carla Harpur, Westpac
  • Nic Wills, Cragis Design & Print
  • Felicity Soper, South Port NZ Ltd
  • Judy Goble, Crowe Howarth
  • Nicol Horrell, Environment Southland