On Monday 15th June 2015, a small group of young entrepreneurs took part in the finals of The Young Enterprise competition held in the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. The company ‘rapitup’ was set up last September with team members Kym Webb, John Jones, Eli Wheeler and Tom Knott-Jones all taking responsibility for developing their small business and taking it forward to become National Winners of the Team Programme 2015.
The company members were keen to create a business that was environmentally sustainable by creating a gift wrapping service that made use of landfill items such as old clothing and cereal boxes. This meant that their creative skills would be put to the test to create items that the public would actually pay for.
All of their efforts culminated at the Finals where they scooped three very prestigious prizes; The Environmental Awareness award presented by the Waterloo Foundation, the Best Trade Stand, sponsored by HSBC and finally and most prestigious; National Winners of Team of the Year 2015.