TWO teams of entrepreneurs from Blackburn College fought to be a sizzling success in an Apprentice-style charity challenge.

As part of Entrepreneurship Week, two groups of students went head-to-head in a sausage making task — similar to the one that took place on the latest series of The Apprentice.

The teams had to create distinctive flavours, source the ingredients and then make, cook and sell their bangers to fellow students on the college’s campus.

Once the task was complete, the students had to pitch to a panel of judges, including Lancashire Telegraph deputy editor Alan Simpson and Geoff Riley, owner of award-winning Riley’s Butchers of Crawshawbooth, who decided on a winner.

The winning team — Sausilicious — impressed the judges with the overall quality of their business plan and marketing, while also managing to make a healthy profit of more than £80.

Chief judge Geoff Riley, who recently won 13 Smithfield Awards for his sausages at a ceremony in London, said: “I thought the two teams acquitted themselves really well and I was genuinely surprised by how well they did.

“There were a few little hiccups along the way — for instance one team forgot to order any sausage skins or seasoning — but overall they worked really well together.

“Ironically, the team that ended up losing actually made the better tasting sausage, but the other team had a better business plan, which is why they ended up selling more.”

Ian Clinton, principal at Blackburn College, said: “Entrepreneurship Week is a great opportunity for our students to showcase their business savvy talents and both teams really threw themselves into this task.”

More than £350 was raised for Children In Need.