Chris Williams and Amy White from `HotStreak'.
AN innovative way of storing one of today's
most common personal grooming aids designed by Wallace High
School's Young Enterprise Company scooped two awards at the
Ballymena Trade Fair recently.
The 20 pupils involved in `Hot streak' wowed the
judges with Straight Safe' - a stand for hair straighteners.
Sales Director Amy White explained: 'Our
market research team explored various products and one of our
members, Ruth Gamble, came up with the idea of a stand for
"Nearly every pupil in school owns straighteners
and all of those we interviewed reported issues with safety.
"Our handy stand ensures that straighteners - which are very
expensive and precious to most teenagers - can be stored safely.
"We are making our stands in the Technology
Department at Wallace and we were delighted with the response to
the product at last week's Trade Fair."
Managing Director Chris Williams was
recognised on an individual level when judges selected him as
'best personality'. He said he was 'delighted' but added: "I'd
like to pay tribute to the hard work and determination of all
the company and the excellent advice offered by our teacher Ms
"We learnt a lot from attending the Ballymena
Trade Fair and welcomed the positive feedback on our company."
Chris also announced the launch of Hot Streak's
website: "I'd encourage anyone who is keen to learn more about
our product to visit it at