Ilkley businessman Noel Stephenson has successfully mentored five students from Yorkshire to the finals of the Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge competition, a national business competition.

Noel, a director from Harrogate-based digital agency The Whole Caboodle, will accompany Yorkshire regional winners from St Bede’s Catholic Grammar School, Heaton, Bradford, to the National Finals taking place in London on May 1, 2014.

The Grand Final will see the five regional finalists battle it out in front of an expert judging panel including Amber Atherton, Made in Chelsea star and founder of My Flash Trash.

Noel said: “I was delighted to get involved in such a wonderful project. It has been an amazing experience to mentor this team of budding Richard Bransons. I am delighted for the team. Their hard work and determination, as well as a winning business idea has rightfully propelled them through to the finals.”