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Nov 09, 2017

Next generation of business stars

It’s unusual for a school to win the Young Enterprise East Auckland Company of the Year two years in a row, especially when some of the best colleges compete hard for the big prize.


Last week, Ormiston Senior College walked away with the top award for the second year running. It also had two business groups win the prestigious East Auckland Company of the Year Award.

The school made a clean sweep at the Regional Awards, winning eight awards in all.

Assistant Principal Mark Snoad is thrilled with the new track record.

“Normally there is one top award in every region. But east Auckland gets two winners because of the size of the region, inclusive of schools in Flat Bush, Botany, Howick, Pakuranga, Glendowi and Tamaki, making east Auckland the biggest region in New Zealand. And imagine we won both of them!” he says.

Two teams from Ormiston Senior College– Quick Jandal and Festivilia, will now represent east Auckland in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) National Awards in Wellington on December 6.

YES is an experimental programme where students set up and run a real business.

The next generation of business stars from the College also bagged two top spots for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

One of who was Vaneel Ram CEO of Festivilia, a children’s book. The team also won the Excellence in Sales and Marketing, apart from east Auckland Dragon’s Den Champion and east Auckland Company of the Year.


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