26th May 2020 — Each year, a group of Year 12 business students are invited to set up and run a business as part of the national Young Enterprise scheme. This year, students at Taunton School decided to come up with a solution to disposable cups, creating the product “BisCup”. The company statement proclaims BisCup to be “an edible biscuit cup made from natural grains and cereals. It is environmentally-friendly, tasty, crispy and suitable for all kinds of hot and cold beverages.”
Managing Director of BisCup and Year 12 student Miles Butt said: “The idea of selling edible cups came to us as a company through our shared belief in the need for sustainable alternatives to plastics. We are immensely proud of our student led company for winning the Young Enterprise county finals and we hope for more success as we continue onto the regional stage where we will be competing with other companies across the West of England.”
Headmaster Lee Glaser said: “I’m delighted that Team BisCup have been recognised for their hard work on such a worthy business idea. They have persevered with getting their important message out there despite the current challenges and fully deserve this success. I wish them all the very best in the regional finals.”
Team BisCup will now go on to represent Somerset with their product in the South West Finals in June.
Since the School's Young Enterprise teams have chosen to target environmental or social issues for their business ideas, they have won the County round in five out of the last six years. 2019 saw team “GoSip” win the county round with their social enterprise business seeking to end mental health discrimination with their herbal tea bags and branded mugs.