BUSINESS-MINDED students from Christ The King College have been crowned winners at the Young Enterprise Isle of Wight Showcase Area Final.

The final, held at Quay Arts Centre on March 22, celebrated students who had set up and run a company over the academic year as part of the HSBC supported Young Enterprise Company Programme.

Students made all the decisions about their business, from deciding the company name and product, to creating a business plan, managing their finances and selling their products.

Three teams from schools and colleges on the Island competed for prizes. The winning team, PEAK from Christ The King College, will go on to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight final at the Ordnance Survey HQ, near Southampton, on April 25.

PEAK created an innovative slang translation textbook for English and foreign language students.

Bracey Parish, regional manager of Young Enterprise in the South East, said: “I would like to congratulate the students all the students involved. It's the ultimate measure of many months of hard work, representing their creativity, resilience and business acumen — I wish the top team the best of luck for the next round and beyond."