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A TEAM of young entrepreneurs made it to the final of an Apprentice-style competition.

Students from Henry Cort Community College in Fareham were one of six teams competing at The Skills Factor 2011, held at Indig02 in London.

In the contest – which is backed by Lord Sugar, businessman and star of the BBC’s The Apprentice – the youngsters had to deliver a 10-minute presentation to a panel of professionals.

Henry Cort’s team, Gavfro Enterprises, sells original and personalised badges, mirrors, key rings and bottle openers.

Although missing out on the top prize, the team picked up the Financial Skills Award.

Headteacher Phil Munday said: ‘We are very proud of them and wish them the very best of luck in the future.’

Gavfro is made up of Year 10 and 11 students including George Upton, Alex Jennings, Beth Penlington, Steph Gill, Wesley Frost and Connie Hayden.

The Skills Factor competition was launched last year by Young Chamber UK to help prepare young people for the world of work.