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Students put business skills to the test

THE entrepreneurial spirit is in full swing in Worcester today as future Alan Sugars and Deborah Meadens set up shop.

Dozens of students from schools across south Worcestershire are selling their wares to the public in Cathedral Plaza shopping centre, having founded their own Young Enterprise companies – a scheme that helps young people learn about business and the world of work.

Jewellery made from soft drink cans, vinyl records converted into clocks and honey sold to raise money for bee conservation are among the products being snapped up by shoppers.

Paul Moult, chairman of the Young Enterprise South Worcestershire Area Board, said: “We have 19 different companies here today from different schools. I’ve been doing this for many years and the one thing which amazes me is that [the students] start in September knowing nothing about business and four months later they’ve made products and are running a company. Read full story