Big business for CHS Young Enterprise team Hydrosport

CHS’s Young Enterprise team Hydrosport are showing they mean business after picking up first prize in the area final of the national Young Enterprise competition.

The team of 12 Lower Sixth students competed in the final, which was conducted digitally due to the current lockdown restrictions. They won ‘Best Presentation’ and ‘Best Overall Company’ and now progress to the next round of the competition.

Lead by Sixth Form student and Managing Director Rami Kers, the team have been trading since October and have been very successful, making nearly £2000 in profit. He said: “Hydrosport have had a really good journey so far. We’ve made over 200 sales and because we are a growing business and there’s a lot of potential for the future, many members of the team are planning to carry on after the competition has ended.”

Rami continued;“It felt so good to win and everyone in the team feels excited and passionate for where our business can go next.”

Their product is a hydroflask that comes with an integrated thermometer, designed to help their target customers achieve fitness and health goals quicker by enabling them to drink water at the optimal temperature.

The team which includes James Whelan, Joseph Bradbury, Kian Tomlinson, Oliver Barton, Joe Tabachnik, Amelie Vernon, Sam Thomasson, Matt Madeira, Charlie Vokes, Andy Hovell and James Hartland, say they are proud of their product and that their strong ethics and values will help reduce plastic pollution by eliminating the need for people to buy single-use bottles.

Additionally, Team Hydrosport are striving to become a carbon neutral business by planting a tree for every bottle sold, to help offset any pollution caused by the shipping of their product.

Rami said: “In the future I want to run a business and the leadership skills we’ve gained as part of this process are going to be pivotal for that… I’ve learned about management, leadership, and the intricacies of supply but most importantly, it has shown how vital teamwork is in business; to operate successfully you need teamwork and that is what we have at Hydrosport.”

The team will now progress to the Greater Manchester Final, which will be judged digitally on Thursday 30th April.

You can help support the team and keep up with their progress by following Hydrosport on Instagram and Twitter or by visiting the shop on their website.