Young Enterprise is a competition that encourages young people on the Isle of Wight to get involved in the world of business by making their own!

Not only is it an excellent way to showcase creativity through product creation, it teaches a unique skill set that simply can’t be replicated in the classroom. 

Schools up and down the country have been taking part in the challenge, including The Island VI Form.

I was lucky enough to speak with one of the enterprises based there, ‘The Little Wight Box’ who specialize in jewellery; sending DIY bracelet kits out to customers monthly on a subscription basis.

"The Young Enterprise programme allows young people to explore the world of business and gain insight into future careers in the industry," said CEO Finley.

Since 1962, Young Enterprise has inspired many individuals to pursue careers in a business environment. Just by experiencing the passion that the young entrepreneurs hold, this high success rate is completely unsurprising.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Little Wight Box product prototypesThe Little Wight Box product prototypes (Image: The Little Wight Box)

I asked the members what skills they had learnt through the course, to which Ruby the Product Developer said: "My confidence has been boosted through public speaking, I have improved my teamworking skills and communication."

"The skills we've learned will be very valuable for our futures," added marketing director, Amélie. 

Showcasing the precious lessons the individuals have learnt throughout the course, that will undoubtedly help them no matter what career they decide to go into!

Finally, I asked the team to tell me more about their excellent business model.

"We always wanted to be creative with our product, we like the idea that our customers would be able to be creative", remarked Ruby.

"Our business is a collectable product with stackable boxes and we play with the concept of DIY attachment, where people become attached to the things they make, plus our boxes are themed to times of the year", said Finley.

"The product is entirely sustainable and we'll be bringing out our first box soon and announcing it on our social media channels, so keep an eye out!" added Amélie.

Young Enterprise appears to be shaping the future of the business world; inspiring those across the country by simply giving them an opportunity to express themselves through the medium of product creation. 

As for The Little Wight Box, I'm sure this won't be the last time we hear from them.

  • If you're interested in keeping up with their business endeavours or finding more out about their product, you can follow them on Instagram @thelittlewightbox