School Registration 22/23 Now Open!!!

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SEP 2022/23

Now Open for Registrations


Our 2022/23 programme is now open for school registration. As we enter our 21st year, we are looking forward to welcoming back schools from previous years as well new schools from all around the country. This year’s programme promises to be better than ever with some additional awards up for grabs, including ‘Best Business Website’ and our new sustainability award.


Registering is easy – simply fill in our online School Registration Form and you’re done!  You’re local SEP Co-ordinator will take it from there.


To kickstart the SEP year with students in the next week or two, we have great videos here on the website to give students a taste of what SEP is all about. Check out our ‘Where Are They Now?’ SEP alumni video gallery & our 10 step SEP videos covering every stage of running a mini company.

National Final 2022 Results

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National Final 2022 Results


1st Place, Barrelda St. Patrick’s Classical School, Meath

2nd Place, Know Your Phone – Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, Galway

3rd Place, Sports Injury Response – St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar, Donegal

Special Merit, Mearscaoilte – Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

Special Merit, Smartarntu – Desmond College, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick



1st Place, Earrings by AoibheannLoreto College, Dalkey, Dublin

2nd Place, Little People, Big Pasts – Ramsgrange Community School, New Ross, Wexford

3rd Place, Twin Painters – Colaiste Eamon Ris, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Special Merit, How Music Changed My Life – CBS High School, Clonmel, Co. Tippperary

Special Merit, Mela no More – Desmond College, Newcastle West, Limerick



1st Place, Sew Stylish – Brigid’s College, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

2nd Place, BEA Body Scrubs – Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

3rd Place, Roley Poley – Presentation Secondary School, CastleIsland, Co. Kerry

Special Merit, Bee Free – Colaiste Mhuire, Crosshaven, Co Cork

Special Merit, The Wonderful Woodworkers Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

National Final – Round 1 Results!!!

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National Final – Round 1 Results



 Top 5 shortlist going to Helix on 18th May (in no particular order):

  1. Bea Body Scrub, Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon, Co. Clare
  2. Sew Stylish, St. Brigid’s College, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
  3. Bee Free, Colaiste Mhuire, Crosshaven, Co Cork
  4. Roley Poley, Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
  5. The Wonderful Woodworkers, Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir, Co. Tipperary


Best Commercial Potential             

  •  Jesse James Woodcrafts, Patrician High School, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan


 Best Adaptability       

  •  Decoropage, Moate Community School, Westmeath


 Best Business Poster                                  

  •  Handmade by Laoise, Scoil Ui Mhuiri, Dunleer, Co. Louth


 Best Endeavour           

  • KRJ Valets, Corran College, Ballymoate, Co. Sligo


 Intellectual Property

  • Roley Poley, Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry 


 Social Enterprise

  • Pom Pom Pals, St. Brogan’s College, Bandon, Cork




  Top 5 shortlist going to Helix on 18th May (in no particular order):

  1.  Little People, Big Pasts, Ramsgrange Community School, New Ross, Wexford
  2. How Music Changed My Life, CBS High School, Clonmel, Co. Tippperary
  3. Mela no More, Desmond College, Newcastle West, Limerick
  4. Earrings by Aoibheann, Loreto Abbey, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
  5. Twin Painters, Colaiste Eamon Ris, Callan, Co. Kilkenny


 Best Commercial Potential             

  •  Cattle Trailer Safety Bar, Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Roscommon


 Best Adaptability       

  •  Fidget Bear, Angela’s College, Cork City


  Best Business Poster                                  

  •  Twin Painters, Colaiste Eamon Ris, Callan, Co. Kilkenny


Best Endeavour           

  • Saoirse’s Cakes & Bakes, Moyne Community School, Longford


  Intellectual Property

  • Cattle Trailer Safety Bar, Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon




(in no particular order):

 Top 5 shortlist going to Helix on 18th May (in no particular order):

  1.  Sports Injury Response, St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal
  2. Barrelda, Patrick’s Classical School, Meath
  3. Know Your Phone, Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, Galway
  4. Mearscaoilte, Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
  5. Smartarntu, Desmond College, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick


Best Commercial Potential             

  •  Pole Pals, Boherbue Comprehensive School, Cork


 Best Adaptability       

  •  Seoda Draiochta, Colaiste Phobail Bheanntrai, Co. Cork


  Best Business Report                                  

  •  Clonough Soap Company, Gorey Community School, Co. Wexford


 Best Endeavour           

  • Campion Cutz, Mary’s College, Knockbeg, Co. Carlow


 Intellectual Property

  • Pole Pals, Boherbue Comprehensive School, Cork



  • Mearscaoilte LAO, Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry



  Most Effective Social Media Campaign

  • Cupán Cozies, Convent of Mercy, Co. Roscommon


Most Creative Use of Social Media

  • Chandra Crystals, Loreto Secondary School, Bray, Co. Wicklow


Most Interactive Business on Social Media

  • Bee and Bee, Ardee Community School, Co. Louth


The Natasha Lynch Memorial Awards for Excellence in Social Media

  • LMG Sports, Presentation College Athenry, Galway


 Creative Business Idea (Video Competition)

 Junior Category Winner

  • Sniff n’Sip, Oisin Grundy, Portlaoise College, Co. Laois


Senior Category Winner

  • Heat the Feet, Luis Rauner, Merlin College, Galway


 ‘My Entreperneurial Journey’ Competition

 Junior Category

1st place:          Andrew Ryan, Coláiste Muire Réalt Na Mara, Crosshaven, Cork


2nd place:        Saoirse Walsh, Grennan College, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny


3rd place:         Cian Conway, Tullamore College, Offaly



Intermediate Category


1st place:          Ned O’Mara, Coláiste Eamann Rís, Callan, Co. Kilkenny


2nd place:        Mosa Hafeez, Hoppsy, Portlaoise College, Mountrath Road, Co. Laois


3rd place:         Grace Mc Dermott, GMD Designs, St. Nathy’s College, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon

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HUGE congratulations to all our our 2022 National Finalists!!!

The first phase of judging is well underway and the shortlist for the in-person final in Dublin on 18th May as well as all category winners will be announced next Tuesday 3rd May at 3pm via live link on our YouTube and Facebook pages.

Here’s a full list of all student enterprises that made it to the first round of national final judging this year.

Junior Category National Finalists 2022

Student Enterprise LEO Region
Jesse James WoodcraftMonaghan
Roley PoleyKerry
Simply RecycledWexford
Country CraftsLeitrim
KRJ ValetsSligo
C & C CreationsMeath
The Wonderful WoodworkersTipperary
Sew StylishKilkenny
Sapone SoapLaois
Pom Pom PalsWest Cork
Eco EgoCavan
The Pup BoxDLRD
CCA Junior OrnamentsWicklow
Resin CraftLimerick
Seasonal Timber ProductsMayo
Designer DenimRoscommon
Bee FreeSouth Cork
BEA Body ScrubsClare
LHMDublin City
Crazy CandlesSouth Dublin
Patch YourselfFingal
Handmade By LaoiseLouth


Intermediate Category National Finalists 2022

Student EnterpriseLEO Region
Pocket DynamoGalway
Kicks On WheelsKerry
Saoirse’s Bakes and CakesLongford
Little People Big PastsWexford
Six ScentsLeitrim
Destroy it BaitsSligo
Ava’s Calf EnterpriseMeath
How Music Changed My LifeTipperary
Twin Painters Ltd.Kilkenny
JCM WoodcraftDonegal
Grene Room CraftsCavan
Earrings By AoibheannDLRD
Mela No MoreLimerick
Cool CoinnleNorth Cork
Gallen CS BindersOffaly
Smart Sensor SwitchMayo
Cattle Trailer Safety BarRoscommon
Wax n WixSouth Cork
Fidget BearCork City
Gorgeous GiftsClare
Cingdom Of CandlesDublin City
Custom CarryFingal
Jewellery By SaoirseLouth


Senior Category National Finalists 2022

Student Enterprise LEO Region
Horseshoes 4 UKildare
Know Your PhoneGalway
Mearscaoilte LaoKerry
Handy HurleysWaterford
Clonough Handmade SoapWexford
The Crafters CornerLeitrim
Soft LandingSligo
Sea Ya LaterKilkenny
RC WoodcraftsLaois
Campion CutzCarlow
Seoda DraiochtaWest Cork
Sports Injury ResponseDonegal
Jakes Family TreesCavan
Celeb SlimesDLRD
Wood Is On FireWicklow
Pole PalsNorth Cork
Paipear PlandaiOffaly
Achill Seaweed SoakMayo
Cupan CoziesRoscommon
Guerilla GardenersSouth Cork
Save4ChangeCork City
Teen STEM MagazineClare
Framed ItWestmeath
MadrateicDublin City
Scented SantizerSouth Dubln
AKA AlbumsFingal
ROCI SportsLouth

New ’20 Questions With …’ Video Series Now Live!

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To celebrate 20 years of Student Enterprise, we have launched a new ’20 Questions With …’ video series on our YouTube Channel.

Each of the 10 episodes features a different entrepreneur/personality, put through their paces with our quick fire 20 questions, covering everything from tips to make it in business to favourite pizza topping!!!

Log onto our YouTube Channel to start watching now.

The videos are ideal for use in the classroom with business studies students.

One important thing to do before you press the ‘upload’ button …..

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One important thing to do before you press the ‘upload’ button …..

There’s no doubt about it, having a presence on social media is a wonderful way to create a buzz around your business which should lead to a boost in sales. But there are some very important things to consider in relation to images and music you use in your posts.   You are, of course, not allowed to use the logo, trademark or tagline belonging to any brand.

Supergroup ABBA sang “Thank you for the Music” but do you know who you need to thank for yours?  If you are posting on your social media accounts and using a backing track, you need to be careful which tracks you use. Did you know that 60% of Instagram stories are played with the sound on?  You don’t want to be saying “SOS,” and have to take down the posts into which you have put so much work.  Get it right from the start and instead, you will be saying “Money, Money, Money!” and you will be Dancing (Queen) all the way to the bank!

The use of copyrighted music in business accounts/videos on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube is not allowed unless it’s your own creation or you have paid for the right to use it. Instagram automatically scans for copyrighted audio and can detect when music is being used without a license.

However, Tik Tok and Instagram have a catalogue of music which can be used.  Commercial music library tracks are available in the TikTok Sounds Library for all Business account users.

Facebook – In your posts, you can use music that you have the rights, permission or licence to use. It should be noted that Facebook is quite strict on this, and the account can be banned. Shorter clips of music are recommended. Facebook advises that creators can use its free Sounds Library, which includes a collection of copyright-free music clips and samples.

YouTube – If you want to legally use copyrighted music on YouTube, you’ll have to go out and get approval from the original creator in order to use it.

Things to bear in mind when selling online:

  • You can tag products in Instagram posts which can be linked to your website for purchase. If you are selling via your website, make sure it is a secure one.
  • It is possible to sell via Instagram and Facebook, but it is quite complicated to manage as your Facebook business page must be linked to Instagram – the two have to “talk to each other.”
  • Remember that the Customer is King and always make sure that you or one of your business partners ALWAYS concentrates on customer service as this is what will keep people coming back to purchase from you time and time again!