BUDDING entrepreneurs from the Chilterns went head-to-head at the weekend in a bid to win the title of best young businessperson in the district.

Teams promoting children's parties, healthy eating and a range of make-up took part in the Chiltern Young Enterprise competition to find the next Alan Sugar or Peter Jones.

A team of 16 and 17-year-olds from the Misbourne School took the top prize for their internet radio station 'Chance' – which has been on air around the clock for the last 34 days.

There were also awards for four other teams, all of which were comprised of students from Beaconsfield High School and Dr Challoner's High School.

The youngsters have been running their own businesses with the guidance of advisers since September.

David Harris, the chairman of Chiltern Young Enterprise, said: “They run their own company for a year – it's a real company, not business games.

“Although it's business-based, they develop skills in communication, management, working as a team and giving and taking responsibilities.

“They are all things they will need in whatever career they take. It's not just aimed at business.

“We've had some really good products and services this year.”

The winners now go forward to represent Chiltern at the county finals in Milton Keynes in May.

And if the Chiltern winners come out on top again, they could go forward to the south-east area final and a national final as well.