Best Trade Stand for Revival

June 2014

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Sir Henry Floyd Grammar students’ enterprise victory

The Young Enterprise South East Company of the Year Awards 2014 took place at Dorney Lake on 17th June 2014 and saw Revival being awarded  ‘Best Trade Stand.’ The team, consisting of 18 Sixth Form students from Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury were 1 of 6 companies who presented the results of their year in business. 225 companies took part in the Young Enterprise Company programme in the 2013/14 academic year across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight but it was only the 6 present at Dorney Lake who had been victorious at their local area and county finals. 

Revival began in September 2013 by primarily selling re-chargeable smart phone cases which offer an approximate additional 2 hours of battery life to a flat phone.  However,  in the 10 months since setting up their company they have diversified their product range in line with demand and now offer re-chargeable mini i-pad cases, zipper earphones (ideal to avoid tangling),  solar panel and slim line cases.  They have an appreciation for aesthetics and have created custom packaging for their products in order to captivate customers.

The Regional Final saw fierce competition. The judges, including representatives from ASDA, John Lewis and ExxonMobil, interviewed the team in order to gain further understanding of its performance against the criteria. They commented on how  impressed they were by  Revival’s sales figures, ability to negotiate with suppliers and how well they worked effectively as a team. 

This is a great achievement for Revival and demonstrates how the Young Enterprise scheme helps young people to develop key skills through gaining business experience. Parrott and Coales support this concept and the firm’s current Trainee Solicitor, Atifha Aftab, has assisted Revival, along with another business advisor, by meeting every week to provide regular business advice, guidance and support.

Products are priced in the £15.00 to £30.00 range and Revival will continue to trade until July 2014. Follow the team on Twitter ‘@revival_cases’ or on Facebook ‘RevivalPhoneGear’ for updates and to make a purchase.