Tenner Challenge, National Winners!

Maddy and Chloe, two Year 8 pupil’s that make up “Handmade MC” have won the Tenner Challenge 2019 National Award for “Most Profit” in the 11-14 age group, the girls profit was also higher compared to the older age group (15-19), resulting in them having the biggest profit in the country! Congratulations to Maddy Scott and Chloe Courts! From just £10 each they made an amazing profit of £833 that has been donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Tenner Challenge is the Young Enterprise Organisation’s annual national competition. Each team starts off with a maximum of £10 per person and has to get their business ideas off the ground and make as much profit as they can over four weeks. Within the programme pupils will:

  • research and decide on a product or service to invest their tenners in
  • source materials, prepare sales pitches, and plan selling events
  • get their product or service ready and promote their selling events
  • at end of the Challenge students calculate their profit and repay the £10 pledge plus a £1 legacy contribution

The Judges look for evidence of innovation, creativity and problem solving within all the awards along with stories of teamwork and personal development.

The five different awards for 2019 are for:

  • Most Profitable Business Idea
  • Best Team
  • Most Inspiring Person, within a team or individual budding entrepreneur
  • Best Community Impact
  • Best in Sustainability

Maddy and Chloe have been part of the Young Enterprise club for the last 3 years and have contributed to several B Fests and Winter Wonderlands where they have honed their business skills and ideas and learned how to manage money. Their journey to become national winners was tiring and challenging, but the girls had a plan B ready for each step of their journey.

Thank you for everyone’s support but especially parents and Mrs Van Der Westhuizen for leading our Young Enterprise group.


To keep up to date with Handmade MC follow them on Instagram: @handmadebymc2019