Young Enterprise trade fair at Stortford’s Jackson Square
Fifteen groups of students from local schools, aged 15 to 17, will be exhibiting
Students will be showcasing their wares at a Young Enterprise trade fair in Stortford’s Jackson Square on Saturday (February 8).
Under the Young Enterprise Company Programme, secondary school students set up and run a real firm for a year under the guidance of a business volunteer.
They get practical experience of the joys and pitfalls of creating a truly functioning enterprise.
They do everything from raising the initial share capital through to designing and making their product or service, to selling directly to customers at specially organised trade fairs and ultimately winding up the firm and paying their taxes.
The Young Enterprise Company Programme is one of the principle schemes for students to learn about business and it gives them real life experience of what’s involved in setting up and running a company.
Fifteen groups of students from local schools, aged 15 to 17, will be exhibiting at the shopping centre between 9am and 4pm.
Grace Bagster, centre manager at Jackson Square said: “We are delighted to be hosting our first Young Enterprise Trade Fair here at Jackson Square.
“The programme is such great experience for the students and we think our shoppers will really enjoy seeing the innovative business ideas that they’ve come up with. It’s a fantastic learning curve for them.”