The Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge Grand Finals, taking place on Thursday 1 May at Hogan Lovells LLP in London, will include high profile TV personalities and entrepreneurs including veteran TV presenter, Martyn Lewis CBE.
The finalists will battle it out in front of an expert judging panel including Made in Chelsea star and Founder of My Flash Trash, Amber Atherton and former adviser to Lord Sugar on The Apprentice, Margaret Mountford who will Chair the panel.
As well as including the winners of the Regional Finals, Mosaic is delighted to announce the inclusion of a sixth ‘wildcard’ team. In line with Mosaic’s ethos of recognising and nurturing talent, Mosaic has been talent-spotting across all Regional Finals for teams that deserved a second chance. By virtue of being the closest second-placed team in all of the regionals, as well as having demonstrated an excellent attitude both during the finals and having been so narrowly pipped in their regional final, Mosaic has invited Langley Academy from Slough to take up this wildcard place.
Mosaic is also delighted that entrepreneurs Melody Hossaini and Gabrielle Omar will be on the judging panel, both candidates on The Apprentice, with Co-CEO of Hogan Lovells, David Harris, and restaurateur, Iqbal Wahhab OBE also weighing in with their opinions on the teams’ Dragon’s Den style presentations of their business ideas.
Jonathan Freeman, national director at Mosaic, said:
“Well done to all the teams who have come this far, it is a fantastic achievement that they have beaten over 5,000 other students to get to the Grand Finals.”
The school finalists are:
- London: Brondesbury College
- North West: Ladybridge High School
- South East: Gordon’s School
- West Midlands: Harborne Academy
- Yorkshire: St Bede’s Catholic Grammar School
- Wildcard: Langley Academy
“I would also like to say a huge thanks to all the entrepreneurs who have been giving their support to the initiative, through mentoring and judging the competition, they have truly been an inspiration to the young people involved. We’re also thrilled to have such a fantastic judging panel and a compere of Martyn Lewis’ stature for the Grand Final.”