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Young Enterprise Trade Fair, Worcestershire

Over 14 Young Enterprise companies representing schools throughout Redditch, Bromsgrove and Worcestershire  will be setting up their pitches on Saturday 9th March at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold.

Councillor Greg Chance, Portfolio Holder for Planning & Regeneration will be officially opening the day’s proceedings at 10 am. The event will finish at 4 pm.

Students from St Augustines, Kingsley College, Bromsgrove School, South Bromsgrove High School, North Bromsgrove High School to name but a few, will be given the opportunity to test their retail skills to the limit. There will also be other visiting schools from throughout the two counties.

Ed Webb, Chairman of Webbs Garden Centres said: “ We are delighted to give our young local business entrepreneurs the arena to showcase their talents. We wish them a very successful day.”

Julia Neale, Young Enterprise Manager for the area said: “Naturally all the students participating are hoping to sell as much as they can but the objectives behind Young Enterprise are much broader than financial success. It’s really about equipping our young people with transferable skills that will be useful to them in later life.”

“There has never been a more critical time for us in the UK to support, encourage and nurture enterprise in our schools. It is fantastic that we have the support from Webbs to allow the students to gain valuable sales and customer service experience.”

It is the first time that the Young Enterprise annual Trade Fair event has been held at Webbs, and it will give the  students the opportunity to display and sell their wares to a waiting public. They will be selling a range of fabulous products so it’s an opportunity for people to grab themselves a bargain.

There will be all sorts of products to purchase including handmade planters, recycled household goods, cookery books, hand-decorated aprons and jewellery. They will also be judged by Ed Webb and experienced sales managers from Cotswold and Hobby Craft.

Young Enterprise is the UK’s largest enterprise education charity.  The Company Programme, its flagship learning experience, is for students aged 15 to 19 and starts at the beginning of the academic year. Participating students form their own business, then develop and market a service or product.

Although Young Enterprise Company Programme is a competition it is about much more than merely competing with other participating schools. Students develop skills necessary for success in the world of work as well as real-life experience of running a business.

 

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To find out more about Young Enterprise in North Worcestershire  contact:

Julia.neale@y-e.org.uk

Joy.willetts@y-e.org.uk