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Generous Dragons support Dorset school companies

Young students from across Dorset were amazed as the generous dragons donated over £1000 cash to companies competing in the Young Enterprise Company Programme, at their Dragons Den style events in March.

Held over two evenings, 18 companies from schools across Dorset descended on Barclays House in Poole,  to pitch their ideas to 6 Dragons each night.

The Dragons came from local businesses and included some notable local entrepreneurs with representatives from Schneider International, Martin Davies, Princecroft Willis, NatWest, Greendale Construction, BNY Mellon, Merryhill Envirotec, Newton Magnus, Coles Miller, Lester Aldridge, Paget Reid York and Humphries Kirk.

In justifying their  generosity, Dan Tout, Director at Princecroft Willis Poole said “We are proud to be involved with Young Enterprise and to see some of the innovative ideas and great team working from our clients of the future!”

The emphasis throughout the Company Programme is on teamwork and innovation but participants also gain valuable insight into developing a business plan, finance, market research, product development, sales, marketing promotion and trading with the public. At the heart of this programme is the Young Enterprise philosophy, Learn by Doing.