Young entrepreneurs from a Buckinghamshire School have picked up the prestigious Young Enterprise School of the Year Award at the Young Enterprise national final.

The team from Pipers Corner School produced handmade bath products, which followed the girls’ passion for sustainability. They contained Epsom salts, natural dyes, oats, scented oils and dried plant leaves.

Team Bathe will now go on to represent the UK in Lille in France at the European final next month.

Harriette Evans from the team said: “Young Enterprise has been such an incredible experience; I wouldn’t change anything about it for the world! As a team we’ve grown so close together and YE has been an incredible platform to do that.

“For the future we expect to go bigger and better and we can’t wait to see what comes.”

Michael Mercieca, Chief Executive of Young Enterprise, said: “Winning the Company Programme Final represents an inspirational journey with many months of hard work, teamwork, creativity and resilience; congratulations Bathe.

“The experience and skills students from every team will have developed will stay with them for many years to come and we are greatly encouraged by our research which shows that 94% of Company Programme alumni go on to education, employment or training - 5% higher than the national average.”

Ian Stuart, HSBC UK CEO, said: “HSBC has supported the Company Programme for the last 32 years with colleagues across the UK volunteering their time and expertise to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.

“It’s fantastic to see students deal with real life business decisions and develop employability skills such as creativity, resilience and communication. The Company Programme is a great way for young people to prepare themselves for the future world of business.”