Two entrepreneurial student teams from the University of Chester have each won a place in the regional final after impressing judges with their products.

The creators of 'Rapid' - an electric scooter rental with integrated solar panel, and 'Sweat Shield' - a hygiene product which conceals perspiration and protects clothing will feature in the North West Final of the Young Enterprise Start Up Awards this week.

A national charity, Young Enterprise supports many young people adapting to the changing world of work .

The teams were selected by a specialist judging panel, including Start Up Manager and Lead Judge, Andy Firr, Business Leader Paul Gillen and the likes of Sam Taylor of Bentley Motors and Anne-Marie Whiteley from leading global legal service provider DWF.

The ideas were first pitched in Dr Henry Sidsaph's Entrepreneurial Thought in Action module. Dr Sidsaph said: "Congratulations to the two winning teams - and all the students for their ideas, initiative and impressive presentations. The judges had a difficult decision to make in choosing who to put forward.

"Thank you to Andy, Paul, Sam and Anne-Marie for all your time and input, as well as my team and Head of Department, Dr Connie Hancock, who has led our University of Chester Business School team to success previously - an achievement we hope to repeat this year."