LISMORE Comprehensive’s Young Enterprise company ‘Alvene Treasures’ won the top award for ‘Best Company’ in the Southern Region, at the Young Enterprise NI Gala Graduation Ceremony..
Accompanied by teacher and mentor, Mr Francis McVeigh together with Principal, Mr Joe Corrigan, the Lismore students attended the Gala Graduation ceremony at the Millennium Forum, Derry, with over 500 other students from across the different regions of Northern Ireland.
Although the Young Enterprise Ceremony happens annually, this was a special year as YENI are celebrating 25 years.
‘Alvene Treasures’ won the top award for the ‘Best overall Company in the Southern Region’. This was a fantastic achievement which adds to an already successful year. ‘Alvene Treasures’ won ‘Best overall Company’ and ‘Best Display’ at the Trade Fair held at the Rushmere Shopping centre in February.
Northern Bank have been a great support to ‘Alvene Treasures’, helping to set up their bank account and dealing with all transaction queries.
As part of ‘Alvene’s Treasures’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), it has donated a percentage of their profits to a former teacher of the Lismore, Helen Moorehead who is involved in missionary work in Kenya. Last month Lismore raised over £800 for Helen’s most recent appeal for shoes for the young people in her care.
Alvene Treasures will now go forward to the ‘Northern Ireland Stage’ and compete against other regions for the Northern Ireland title. The winners of the Northern Ireland title go to London in July.