Channel Islands Student Business Challenge winners for 2019 have been announced in Guernsey and Jersey with Guernsey Grammar's Bouan Appetit's island-themed cook book and Grainville's Team Fusion's glass key rings taking the top spot in each island.
Many of this year's 79 teams gave a percentage of their profits to charity. In the seven years of the Challenge more than £40,000 has been donated to both local and national charities including the GSPCA, JSPCA, Les Bourgs Hospice, Jersey Hospice, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cancer Research.
In the Channel Islands Student Business Challenge students are given a £100 loan to start their business and a business mentor from one of four corporate sponsors: Ogier, Barclays, EY and Sure. The teams have ten weeks to run their businesses and prizes reward profit, marketing and community involvement.
Ogier's Director of Marketing Kate Kirk said "Every year we are impressed by the quality of the students' products and their commitment to making their businesses succeed - congratulations to everyone who took part on their fantastic achievement.
"Ogier mentors really enjoyed working alongside their teams and found it particularly rewarding to see how students develop in skills and confidence throughout the challenge.
"Ogier's global CSR focus is on education, and the business challenge is a great example of how businesses and schools can join forces to provide invaluable learning experiences for young people."