Success for Cornwall’s entrepreneurs

Cornish youngsters with designs on a future in business won praise for their scarves, caps, sweatshirts and handmade jewellery.

A team of Cornwall College students on the Young Enterprise programme scooped the best stand title at a trade fair held in Truro.

Trading under their company name MPR Clothing, the students were offering a range of urban clothing printed with their own designs.

The stand was set up and manned by Shauna Stone, 17, from Camborne, and Wassim Imchichi, 18, from Redruth.

The students, who are doing business, retail and IT BTec extended certificates, were in competition with 15 other schools and colleges from across the county.

Shauna said: “The judges seemed really impressed by our stand and our t-shirt designs and the fact we sold extra products to raise capital to print more. We also made sure our t-shirts were made from good quality fabric, that’s also organic, which we feel is important.”

Young Enterprise Cornwall board member Stephanie Vandike said: “I’m very impressed with what everyone did and the effort they made. The MPR Clothing stand looked great, and their t-shirt designs were very unique.”