For Tycoon in Schools 2016 the stakes were higher than ever before as the competition officially expanded into primary schools for the very first time. Over 360 teams of children as young as five went head-to-head, starting their own businesses and trading. In total, over two thousand high-calibre students received funding to start their businesses. This year, businesses spanned from upcycling to film-nights, e-sports tournaments and printing children’s books.
Peter Jones CBE said of the 2016 competition that he has been “bowled over by the achievements of all the students throughout the competition and it has certainly been the most successful Tycoon in Schools yet.”
Eight finalists were invited to an awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace, where we crowned an Overall Winner, a Highly Commended and four Key Stage Winners!