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Dec 21, 2020

Timaru students win awards at national Young Enterprise competition

A team of student entrepreneurs whose eco-friendly lip balm is available from 18 Canterbury retailers are using their prize-winnings at the national Young Enterprise Scheme awards to expand into the rest of the South Island.

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A team of student entrepreneurs whose eco-friendly lip balm is available from 18 Canterbury retailers are using their prize-winnings at the national Young Enterprise Scheme awards to expand into the rest of the South Island.

Timaru Boys’ High School students Josh Earnshaw, Mackenzie Annett, Jack Blakemore, and Hamish Stayt beat 1038 teams from across New Zealand to win the National Excellence Award for Sales and Marketing and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Award for Accounting and Finance at the awards ceremony in Wellington recently.

Each award came with a $1000 cash prize which will be pumped into growing their winning business, Ecobase, a startup company producing environmentally-sustainable cosmetics.

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