A GROUP of young Darlington entrepreneurs have been crowned the most creative company at a regional trade fair.

The team of 19 students from Carmel College have been making and selling vintage and homemade household items, jewellery and accessories as part of a Young Enterprise scheme.

Trading under the name of Vintage ViBiz, the students make and sell vinyl bowls made from old records, bracelets made from old ring can pulls, bags made from fair trade materials as well as beaded rings and earring holders. All items are also hand wrapped in recycled paper.

The students, who have been working on their Young Enterprise over the past year, with help from teachers Angela Lindsay and Sarah Harrison, and business advisor Sheena Hunter from the Darlington Building Society, were crowned the most creative company at a trade fair held at the Metro Centre, in Gateshead, on February 10.

The Young Enterprise scheme aims to tackle youth unemployment by teaching youngsters about business and the skills needed in the world of work.

For more information visit young-enterprise.org.uk