STUDENTS from York schools won a range of awards at the North Yorkshire Young Enterprise Competition.

Summit, a team from St Peter’s School, which set up a business selling clocks made out of posh shopping bags, won Best Company in the North Yorkshire finals of the HSBC Young Enterprise Innovation Awards 2012, as well as the Media Award and award for Best Trade Stand.

Burnholme Community College’s team, Top ‘n’ Tale, won the Teamwork Award.

Huntington School’s Clear Skies team won the Reports and Accounting Award, while Two 2 New, also from Huntington School, won the Customer Service Award.

Infinity, a team from King James’s School in Knaresborough, won the Best Presentation Award and Excellence In Leadership Award.

Fresh, from St Aidan’s School, Harrogate, won the Continuous Improvement Award and Beat Band, from Ampleforth College, won the Innovation Award.

The six Year 12 students from St Peter’s School, who set up Summit, will now represent the county in the regional finals in Sheffield on June 15.

Oliver Grimwood, managing director of Summit, said: “We were determined to take a professional approach and it has paid off. But this was a team effort and we owe a lot to people who helped us along the way, including The Creative Agency who advised on our entry for the media award and to our business mentor Owen Turner.”

The event, held at the Pavilions in Harrogate, was attended by more than 100 supporters from the business community and education sector and was compèred by Paul Marsh, managing director of Knaresborough-based GSPK Design Ltd and chairman of the North Yorkshire Young Enterprise board.

Mr Marsh said: “Not everyone can go home with an award but there really was very little between the teams and the judges really did have a tough time making decisions.

“These are the young people who are going to get business back on track and, if they are anything to go by, we have a bright future.”