Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce hosted The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Regional Finals 2021 at the Ara Institute of Canterbury Timaru Campus on the 28th October.

The results of the Regional Finals have just been released.

The South Canterbury YES Company of the Year for 2021 was awarded to Amy Hay, Luke Jordan and Hamish Ryall’s YES company FrostEase from Mackenzie College. FrostEase have designed and manufactured an outdoor grade PVC canvas to create a bladder which encloses a layer of closed-cell foam that floats on the trough water, creating a layer of insulation and prevents troughs freezing over in winter, solving an age-old farming problem. FrostEase was awarded $1000 prize money and hold the South Canterbury Young Enterprise Scheme trophy for 2021.

FrostEase also took out one of the thirteen available National Excellence Awards and were awarded a $1000 Scholarship each to Massey University. “This is a massive achievement, over 1000 National YES companies had the opportunity to win this award, FrostEase won first place, brilliant success” said Stacey Gallagher Regional Co-ordinaor for YES. FrostEase will not know which National Excellence Award they have won until it is announced at The Lion Foundation YES National Finals on the 15th of December.

The other Regional Finalists attending were Jessamy Roadley, Ashley Bryant and Sarah Boles de Boer who make up B-Able NZ from Craighead Diocesan. Sophie Worner, Marcus Furrer and Sam Morrison who make up Aorangi Colours from Geraldine High School. Maggie Holtham, Talen Hignett and Ben Jordan who make up Arctic Penguin from Mackenzie College.

“The South Canterbury YES students have had another successful year, exhibiting determination and perseverance throughout the year. We have current students returning to the YES program in 2022 as YES Alumni. Being a YES Alumni opens up a new level of opportunities for them both Regionally and Nationally”

There were three Regional Awards also presented at the South Canterbury YES Regional Finals. The Todd Mudie Group Spirit of Enterprise Award was awarded to B-Able NZ from Craighead Diocesan. The Ara Institute of Canterbury Sustainability Award was awarded to Arctic Penguin from Mackenzie College and the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Innovation and Originality Award was awarded to FrostEase from Mackenzie College.

“The South Canterbury Regional Finals was a successful evening, the judges, Leonie Rasmussen from Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited, Tig Payne from The Todd Mudie Group and Councillor Peter Burt, Timaru District Council had the difficult task of deciding on a winner, it was a tough decision as all of our Regional Finalists pitched exceptionally well” said Wendy Smith CE of the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions The Young Enterprise Trust will hold National Finals online on the 15th December. The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce will host a watch party and this event will be live streamed. Regional Winners from each region around New Zealand will come together virtually and pitch for The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Company of the Year 2021.  Following this a virtual award ceremony will be held. Where the 13 national Excellence Award Winners and The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Company of the Year 2021 will be announced by the Young Enterprise Trust.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Wendy Smith, Chief Executive, phone 027 229 2949

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is the voice of South Canterbury business, serving the community since 1905. With over 530 members and with a strong national and international Chamber family, we work together to build better business outcomes.  We recognise that healthy business cultures lead to the improved wellbeing of all South Cantabrian’s.

 

Back row left to right - Regan Powell (YES Teaching Mentor), Marcus Furrer (Aorangi Colours, Geraldine High School) Andrew Parkin (Geraldine High School YES Teacher) Sue Reeves (Craighead Diocesan, YES Teacher) Stacey Gallagher (YES Regional Coordinator) Kerensa Clark (Mackenzie College, YES Teacher) Luke Jordan (FrostEase, Mackenzie College) Hamish Ryall (FrostEase, Mackenzie College) Wendy Smith (CE, South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce) Nigel Bowen (Timaru District Mayor)  Front row left to right - Odessa Hardie-Lyne (Aorangi Colours, Geraldine High School) Sarah Boles de Boer (B-AbleNZ, Craighead Diocesan) Ashley Bryant (B-AbleNZ, Craighead Diocesan) Maggie Holtham (Arctic Penguin, Mackenzie College) Jessamy Roadley (B-AbleNZ, Craighead Diocesan) Amy Hay (FrostEase, Mackenzie College) Talen Hignett (Arctic Penguin, Mackenzie College)  Sophie Worner (Aorangi Colours, Geraldine High School)

Back row left to right - Regan Powell (YES Teaching Mentor), Marcus Furrer (Aorangi Colours, Geraldine High School) Andrew Parkin (Geraldine High School YES Teacher) Sue Reeves (Craighead Diocesan, YES Teacher) Stacey Gallagher (YES Regional Coordinator) Kerensa Clark (Mackenzie College, YES Teacher) Luke Jordan (FrostEase, Mackenzie College) Hamish Ryall (FrostEase, Mackenzie College) Wendy Smith (CE, South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce) Nigel Bowen (Timaru District Mayor)

Front row left to right - Odessa Hardie-Lyne (Aorangi Colours, Geraldine High School) Sarah Boles de Boer (B-AbleNZ, Craighead Diocesan) Ashley Bryant (B-AbleNZ, Craighead Diocesan) Maggie Holtham (Arctic Penguin, Mackenzie College) Jessamy Roadley (B-AbleNZ, Craighead Diocesan) Amy Hay (FrostEase, Mackenzie College) Talen Hignett (Arctic Penguin, Mackenzie College)  Sophie Worner (Aorangi Colours, Geraldine High School)

FrostEase – South Canterbury Young Enterprise Company of the Year 2021 & The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Innovation and Originality Award Winner.  Left to right – Terry Shubkin (YES CEO) Luke Jordan, Hamish Ryall, Amy Hay, Stacey Gallagher (YES Regional Coordinator) Regan Powell (YES Teaching Mentor)

FrostEase – South Canterbury Young Enterprise Company of the Year 2021 & The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Innovation and Originality Award Winner.

Left to right – Terry Shubkin (YES CEO) Luke Jordan, Hamish Ryall, Amy Hay, Stacey Gallagher (YES Regional Coordinator) Regan Powell (YES Teaching Mentor)

FrostEase Mackenzie College product pitch. Left to right – Amy Hay, Luke Jordan and Hamish Ryall

FrostEase Mackenzie College product pitch. Left to right – Amy Hay, Luke Jordan and Hamish Ryall

Group photo – YES, Judges, Sponsors, Mayor, CE SCCC and FrostEase (Winners)  Left to right - Regan Powell (YES Teaching Mentor), Terry Shubkin (YES CEO) Tig Payne ( Todd Mudie Group) Luke Jordan, Hamish Ryall and Amy Hay (FrostEase) Wendy Smith (CE, South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce) Nigel Bowen (Timaru District Mayor) Leonie Rasmussen (Ara Institute of Canterbury) Councillor Peter Burt (Timaru District Council) Stacey Gallagher (YES Regional Coordinator)

Group photo – YES, Judges, Sponsors, Mayor, CE SCCC and FrostEase (Winners)

Left to right - Regan Powell (YES Teaching Mentor), Terry Shubkin (YES CEO) Tig Payne ( Todd Mudie Group) Luke Jordan, Hamish Ryall and Amy Hay (FrostEase) Wendy Smith (CE, South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce) Nigel Bowen (Timaru District Mayor) Leonie Rasmussen (Ara Institute of Canterbury) Councillor Peter Burt (Timaru District Council) Stacey Gallagher (YES Regional Coordinator)