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Young Enterprise CEO Carol Fitzsimons alongside judges Pete Snodden and Mairead Mackle

Young Enterprise CEO Carol Fitzsimons alongside judges Pete Snodden and Mairead Mackle

Young Enterprise CEO Carol Fitzsimons alongside judges Pete Snodden and Mairead Mackle

Over the last five months 900 students from schools here have been competing in the Young Enterprise Northern Ireland Company programme 2019/20.

Over 120 student companies have been creating, promoting and selling their own unique products and services to the general public at venues throughout the country.

After competing in their own regional competitions, the top eight student company winners now have the chance to pitch to become Young Enterprise Northern Ireland Company of the year and represent the region at the UK finals in June.

The eight schools taking part are Glenlola Collegiate Bangor; Wallace High School; Sacred Heart College Omagh; St Cecilia's College Derry; Belfast High School Newtownabbey; Bloomfield Collegiate School; Banbridge Academy, and Lurgan College.

The judges are Cool FM's Pete Snodden and Mairead Mackle from Homecare Independent Living, and Young Enterprise CEO Carol Fitzsimons launched this year's competition.

Young Enterprise CEO Carol Fitzsimons alongside judges Pete Snodden and Mairead Mackle

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