FOUR students have been honoured for their contribution to the region’s offshore wind farm industry as part of an Apprentice-style challenge.
The group of business students from the University of Portsmouth was chosen as the winner from almost 50 student teams for helping a boat company achieve breakthroughs in maritime support systems.
Team Dynamic – Connor Harvey, Man Sun Leung, Jia Hng Khoh, Tsz Cheuk Fung and Charlie Clark – worked as consultants with Nauti Powerboats and Yachts Ltd over five months.
They were presented with a trophy and £500 at Portsmouth Business School, after being nominated by Nauti owner Paul Duffield. Mr Duffield said: ‘The team excelled themselves by demonstrating eagerness to take on an area that was difficult and unfamiliar to them. They produced first-class research, and the project is leading to massive savings in the offshore wind industry.
Second prize went to Team Enygma for a project on sales and marketing at the Pyramids Centre. Third prize went to Team BlueSky for marketing creative learning activities at the New Theatre Royal.