More than 1,000 students from over 160 schools faced Theo Paphitis at the finals of the National Enterprise Challenge at Alton Towers.
This year the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge was delivered to over 30,000 young people throughout the UK.
"I am thrilled for Ryman to be once again involved in such an exciting initiative.
"Last year I was in awe of the children's enthusiasm and ability to turn an idea into a working concept.
"These young entrepreneurs are our future and we need to educate them about business skills from an early age.
"Business success is very much about common sense and knowledge, not just a lucky break."