Young Enterprise Cowley Trade Fair: Saturday 30th January 9 am – 4 pm
Julia Iball from the Young Enterprise City & Central Oxfordshire Board with one of the 2015 winning teams ‘Re Hide’ from Bloxham School
‘Bagsy’ from the Warriner School at the 2015 Trade Fair
Young Enterprise will be hosting a Trade Fair at Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley on Saturday 30th January, where 220 students pitching their products will be setting up trade stands and showcasing their entrepreneurial talents to entice Saturday shoppers.
Young Enterprise Judges visit the stands throughout the day and at the end of trading present awards to the winning teams for: Best Trade Stand, Best Product and Best Customer Service. Schools taking part this year are: Abingdon School, Blessed George Napier School, Bloxham School, Burford School, Cherwell School, Cranford School, D’Overbrooks School, Headington School, Our Lady’s School Abingdon, Oxford High School, The Oxford Academy, Rye St Anthony School, St Helen and St Katherine School, Tudor Hall School, Wheatley Park School and Wychwood School.
Some of the wide variety of products on sale at the Young Enterprise Cowley Trade Fair will include: charms, phone accessories, candles, scrunchies, slate products, cushions, lap top cases, jewellery, t-shirts, headbands, firelighters, key rings, lighting, photo booth prints, boxes, earphones, mugs and placemats.
Owen Acland, Centre Manager, said of the event, ‘Templars Square are delighted to once again support the Young Enterprise Trade Fair in Cowley. It’s a great event full of wonderful young entrepreneurs that provides really good interaction with the local community and great experience for those participating and we really enjoy being able to provide the venue again this year. We are looking forward to another high standard of presentations and hopefully the public will join us in force to celebrate and join in with the event’.
The students from 22 Young Enterprise teams representing 16 Oxfordshire schools are taking part in Young Enterprise’s Company Programme in Oxfordshire. The YE Company Programme provides students with the opportunity to set up and run their own company for a year; under the guidance of local business mentor volunteers. The student teams elect a board of directors from their peers, raise share capital and market as well as finance a product or service that they create. At the end of the year they liquidate their company and present a report and accounts.
Other YE Companies that would like to attend the Cowley Trade Fair should email firstname.lastname@example.org