The Lower Sixth Young Enterprise team have been working hard since September, developing their candle company, Olor.

After successfully taking part in trade fairs, producing a business report and putting together a digital presentation, the team were proud to win best overall company and best digital presentation in the Croydon and Bromley showcase.

Olor focuses on luxury, handmade candles and reed diffusers. The range includes warm gingerbread, strawberries and champagne, and bergamot fragrances while the candles are made from eco soy wax, which is both biodegradable and vegan, while the cellophane wrapper can be put in the compost.

All credit to their hard work throughout the year and especially over this testing Easter period, whilst we battle a pandemic.

They have now qualified for the South London finals in May and we wish them the best of luck.

Amelia Andrews, managing director of Olor, commented: “Throughout this journey, we have been faced with many obstacles and learnt to work as a group in order to overcome them. This has enabled us to grow as a team and to create a profitable business.”

Amol Dower, also managing director, added that the challenges faced “stretched us to come up with more effective and efficient methods of production, financial management and general admin”, as well as to really bond as a team.

Meanwhile, Raffi Lucas, Sebastian Exall, Josh Micklethwait and Ghalib Butt all helped with production, labelling, packaging and trade fairs, respectively.

Together, Trinity’s Lower Sixth Young Enterprise team brainstormed ideas, narrowed them down, and conducted research into materials before moving on to purchase and production.

At the first trade fair, at Christmas, the team sold over £400 worth of candles, beating their predicted sales by some way. When school reopens they hope to meet their target of raising over £1000 in sales with to a further event.

The team also ensured that Olor has active social channels, across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

It was an amazing learning experience for this group of enterprising young 16 and 17 year olds and we can’t wait to see them in action again later this year when they take on the South London finals.

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