Young Enterprise – Most Sustainable Business and Southwest Regional Winners

The Newquay Tretherras Young Enterprise took part in the Southwest Regional finals on the 19th of May, competing against seven other regional teams.

The business was set up by the Tretherras students with the aim to identify useful purposes for recycled microplastics and bodyboard skins as well as raise environmental awareness.

Interviewed by a panel of judges, the Ocean Revolution team had to write a business report and deliver a 5-minute presentation, documenting their business and journey.

Much to the delight of the Tretherras students, Ocean Revolution successfully won and were awarded – Most Sustainable Business and Southwest Regional Winners.

The group will now represent the Southwest in June to compete for Company of the Year against 12 other UK regions. In July, the winning team will compete on behalf of the UK in Estonia.

Managing Director for Ocean Revolution, Jenna Vittle commented; “We are very honoured to be representing the Southwest in the Young Enterprise regional finals with our business, Ocean Revolution. Since September we have worked tirelessly to get our mission out there in our community, using their feedback to inform and change along the way. Our most proud moment was winning the Sustainability Award, proving to us that we are making a difference in the fight against plastic pollution.”

Director of Social Media for Ocean Revolution, Grace Combelleck added, “I am so happy that our hard work has paid off. This win has only inspired us to work even harder to find a more efficient method of collecting microplastics off our local beaches. We are also working on finding a more environmentally friendly alternative to resin and are talking to local surfboard shapers to explore new ideas so watch this space.”