Grow Green Cyprus, a student company at the English School of Nicosia, won two awards in the European Achievement Europe (JA) European Business Competition 2017. The competition was held from the 11th to the 13th of July in Brussels, with more than 200 students from 37 student groups from across Europe participating.
Grow Green created a biodegradable flower pot called “green box” from reused coffee. The pot can be transplanted directly into the soil after it is broken down into the soil, while the coffee acts as a fertiliser for the plant.
GrowGreen has been awarded the FedEx Access Award, which recognises companies whose activities better promote the principles of the global association. In addition, GrowGreen CEO Irene Andreou received the JA Alumni Leadership Award, which recognises students who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills, positively impacting their team and company.
Junior Achievement Cyprus Chief Executive Officer Eloiza Savvidou said that these are two very distinguished awards and this proves that, with the right support and environment, Cypriot students have the business talent and skills needed to excel in a European-level competition.
Tegkros Winter, a student at GrowGreen, noted that the contest was one of the most valuable experiences that he has experienced so far and will always remember and cherish the memories.