The annual Presentation Evening for Argyll and Bute Young Enterprise Companies was held on 1 May at the Argyll Hotel, Inveraray. Five companies were involved this year – 2 from Oban High School, one from Lochgilphead and 2 from Dunoon Grammar School. The judges – Donald Melville, Adviser from Business Gateway and Alex Emslie, retired Business Adviser had previously received copies of Company Reports to allow time to look them over and allocate marks for this part of the process.

During the evening at Inveraray, the judges interviewed the pupils and allocate marks for the Display Stands and also their Presentations to the audience.

The standard from all the Companies this year was extremely high and the judges had a difficult time in selecting the winners. “Echo” from Dunoon Grammar received the trophies for Best Presentation and also Best Trade Stand. Award for Best Business Report was awarded to “Punny Products” from Lochgilphead High School who also achieved the overall award for Best Company. Punny Products will now represent Argyll and Bute in the Young Enterprise Scottish Finals in June.

Both Dunoon companies were outstanding in all areas and all the pupils agree that they have learned a huge amount from undertaking this realistic business activity which will benefit them in the future.

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