Bim Afolami MP judges Young Enterprise Christmas Trade Fair
Teams of entrepreneurs taking part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme set up trade stands and sold their wares to the public for the first time at the Hitchin Christmas Fair in the Market Square last Saturday (25th November).
The Young Enterprise Company Programme is an initiative that runs across the country for students aged 15-19. Participants set up their own companies in teams, with support from volunteers in the business world, and develop a range of key life and business skills. It is up to the students to make all the decisions about their company, from deciding on the company name and product to creating a business plan, managing the company finances and selling to the public.
Mr Afolami was joined by three others in judging the teams – Cathryn Henry from One Degree Development, Ben Mason from Compliancy Services and Mark Galley from Johnson Matthey.