Young entrepreneurs pitched ideas for solving environmental and social problems in a Dragons’ Den-style competition.

The Social Enterprise Dragons’ Den saw young people from Enfield schools present business ideas to an expert panel at the Dugdale Arts Centre.

Delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy and supported by NEXUS Enfield, the competition on May 2 provided pupils with hands-on experience of running their own social enterprise.

Four Enfield schools received praise from the ‘dragons’, featuring representatives from Agile Tech Solutions, Cirrus Logic, BGF Investment Management and Enfield Council.

Maya Wenzel from the Social Enterprise Academy said: "I was blown away by the calibre of the initiatives presented at the Enfield Dragons’ Den – they all shared creative and thoughtful responses to local social and environmental issues and have a great future ahead of them."

Ideas included Craft Green, Hydr8, and Diverse Cookbook, all providing solutions to environmental or social issues.

Freshsteps Independent School was crowned the winner for their stress-relief product "Randomiser".

Laurel Park School came second, with Highlands School winning the 'Most Creative Pitch’ and Southgate School named ‘Community Champions’.

Cllr Abdul Abdullahi said: "Enfield Council is committed to nurturing the creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit of young people through engagement in positive activities like this."