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Oct 31, 2016

Meet our National Awards finalists

Ruff Tucker

Congratulations to the following YES companies who have been named Regional Champions this month. Each of these companies is a finalist for our supreme award, The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Company of the Year. Companies will pitch in the National Competition on Tuesday 6 December, before attending the YES National Awards Dinner to find out who has won.

Our Regional Champions are:

  • 53 Streetwear, Hawera High School (Taranaki Regional Champion)
  • Acceleration Enterprises, Roncalli College (South Canterbury Regional Champion)
  • Apollo Coffee, Westmount School (Northland Regional Champion)
  • Brightlife, ACG Parnell College (Auckland Central Regional Champion)
  • Chopped NZ, Waiuku College (Auckland South Regional Champion)
  • Ease, Hutt Valley High School (Hutt Valley Regional Champion)
  • Elevated Enterprises, Otumoetai College (Bay of Plenty Regional Champion)
  • Essence I.C.E, Wellington East Girls’ College (Wellington Central Regional Champion)
  • ETP, Western Heights High School (Rotorua/Taupo Regional Champion)
  • Girl Boss, Albany Senior High School (Auckland North Regional Champion)
  • Kaika BeeCo, Kaikorai Valley School (Otago Regional Champion)
  • Luxe, Waiopehu College (Horowhenua Regional Champion)
  • O'Le'lei Yo, Henderson High School (Auckland West Regional Champion)
  • Quick Coders, Opotiki College (Eastern Bay of Plenty Regional Champion)
  • Ruff Tucker, Iona College (Hawke’s Bay Regional Champion)
  • SOS, Waikato Diocesan School for Girls (Waikato Regional Champion)
  • Spice Boyz, Ormiston Senior College (Auckland East Regional Champion)
  • Student Direct, St Andrew’s College (Canterbury Regional Champion)
  • Sweeten Up Your Day, Aparima College (Southland Regional Champion)
  • The Glass Garden Palmerston North Girls’ High School (Manawatu/Whanganui Regional Champion)
  • Tribal, St Thomas of Canterbury College, (Canterbury Regional Champion)
  • Tympanum, Gisborne Girls’ High School (Gisborne Regional Champion)
  • Where's Woolly, Nelson College for Boys (Nelson/Marlborough Regional Champion)

In addition, the following YES companies have won National Excellence Awards and will also be recognised at the YES National Awards Dinner:

  • Be Somebody, Fraser High School
  • Crankworks, St Paul's Collegiate
  • Ed.Life, Macleans College
  • Four Foodies, Motueka High School
  • Small Talk, St Mary's College
  • Te Kahui Kanorau, Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae
  • Trident, Takapuna Grammar School

The National Competition is open to the public and free of charge, while tickets are available for the YES National Awards Dinner.