Ripon pupils create T-shirt company

Two of the T-shirt designs by the PunIntended team.
Two of the T-shirt designs by the PunIntended team.

A group of entrepreneurial pupils at Ripon Grammar School have created some quirky T-shirts as part of a business project.

Under the Young Enterprise charity scheme, the UK’s largest business and enterprise education scheme, lower sixth students including Benty Briggs, Dan Friday, Tong Yi Chan, Ed Johnson, Tom Ayoub, Max Crompton,Harry Lamb and Max Johnston have set up PunIntended which has so far created seven T-shirt designs.

Benty Briggs, the team’s general manager, said: “It’s a great learning opportunity for people our age, and even if you’re not looking to work in business, it’s great fun to be involved with.”

The students say they have been excited to get involved insetting up the PunIntended brand with a unique line of clothes dedicated to making people laugh.

The PunIntended team has pushed through a series of sales at local fairs, and at Ripon Grammar School itself, enabling the students to shift all of their initial stock which initially consisted of just two designs.

Keen to move onwards and upwards, the team has unveild five new designs with the possibility of expanding to produce other clothing items beyond T-shirts.

The internet has proved vital in promoting their new products and developing their ideas.

The team’s design team, Harry Lamb and Tong Yi Chan, have used computers to help create their designs which are proving increasingly popular on the team’s website,, and Facebook page,

The internet has also broadened the team’s horizons in terms of sales, with purchases possible through its Facebook page as well as being used to list upcoming sales fairs.

Under the Young Enterprise scheme, the company will only exist until July 31 so clothing is only available for a limited amount of time.