Black bottle & Co. is a Young Enterprise company which creates recycled, chalk boarded bottle that are very versatile.

They are used as chalk boards or as vases, incense stick holders and table numbers to name just a few. We have participated in trading opportunities at the school Christmas fair, as well as competition rounds at Intu Watford, and at Marlowes shopping in Hemel Hempstead.  All three of these trade fairs were very successful. 

Our first time trading within the Young Enterprise competition was at Marlowes shopping centre. Here, we learn't a lot and gained some real experience of how the trading works and how to communicate with customers in the right way to encourage them to take interest in our product. At this fair we won the award of Best Product/Service, which we were very proud to receive. We also received feedback on ways to improve our stall and given advice to have more of a plan for the potential future of our company, which we took on board.

This really showed at the Intu Watford trade fair as we won Best Trade Stand along with the Environmental award on the first trading day. We then managed to improve on this on the second trading day as we won Best Overall Company.

We are very proud of our achievements so far and hope to continue to progress in the competition.

Elana, Year 12