White Rose Shopping Centre showcases Trade Fair for Young Entrepreneurs
It's being staged at White Rose for the tenth consecutive year!
The entrepreneurial spirit and talents of young people in Yorkshire and Humberside will be on show at White Rose on Sunday, 12 January 2014.
The Young Enterprise Trade Fair, which is being staged at White Rose for the tenth consecutive year, will see the young entrepreneurs pitching their wares alongside the high street stores.
The objective is to give young people an opportunity to get a feel for what it’s like to be in business and to develop the skills they will need in the world of work and industry. As well as producing or sourcing their product or service, the students have also developed business and marketing plans as part of the project, which is to set up and run their own company for a year.
School companies taking part on the day include:
- Evolve, from Harrogate High – Chalk board products
- Acquire Apparel, from Tadcaster Grammar School – T shirts
- We are Yorkshire, from Skipton Girls High School – Stationery
- Ace, from the North Halifax Grammar School – Vintage home-made items (felt hearts, bunting, etc..)
- Expect, from Queen Ethelburga’s College – Soap & bath bombs
- Big Top Toys, from Ridgewood School – Circus themed children’s toys
- Verge, from The Hayfield School – Clothes & jewellery
- Towel Treats, from Ridgewood School – Novelty face towels
- Mu Enterprise, from Hymers College – Travel packs
- South Craven Enterprise, from South Craven School – Phone cases & cook books
- Mogul, from Crossley Heath School – Vinyl clocks & records, Sweet hampers
- Handcraft Designs, from Fulford School – Blackboard signs, ornamental hearts & candle holders
- Intellect, from Whitcliffe Mount School – Beanies, tshirts & canvas bags
- Inventrix, from Calderdale College – yet to confirm products
- Fresh Sense Co, from Hymers College, yet to confirm productsYoung Enterprise West Yorkshire manager Ellen Wood said the youngsters deserve lots of praise for their enthusiasm and achievement. “The school companies have access to mentors from across the Yorkshire business community to help them and have worked really hard to be ready for the trade fair.
“However, it’s still a challenge for anyone to set up a company, design and manufacture or source a product or service to a deadline. To achieve that amid their other studies is a testament to their commitment and maturity and they all deserve recognition.”
Nikki Appleton, marketing manager at White Rose Shopping Centre, comments: “We’re really excited to be able to support the Social Enterprise scheme for the tenth year running in the centre. This is a fantastic opportunity for young entrepreneurs to gain experience in understanding how a business works in a retail environment.
“We have some really talented young people across Yorkshire and we’re proud to be able to offer them a platform where they can try out their unique business ideas. We hope our shoppers will support the stalls and put the teams’ customer service skills to the test.”