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Young Entrepreneurs At Chesterfield’s Market Hall

Eleven teams of students aged between 14 and 19, are showcasing a variety of goods, most of which they have made themselves.

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Pupils from schools across North Derbyshire are at Chesterfield’s New Market Hall today – to ‘wow’ shoppers with their products and services.

Chesterfield Borough Council is generously offering their facilities to host the annual trade fair, co-ordinated by the North Derbyshire branch of the enterprise education charity, Young Enterprise, which aims to equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.

Eleven teams of students aged between 14 and 19, are showcasing a variety of goods, most of which they have made themselves.

Chesterfield Borough Council is generously offering their facilities to host the annual trade fair, co-ordinated by the North Derbyshire branch of the enterprise education charity, Young Enterprise.

“The scheme is designed to give students an insight into business and to inspire them to ‘learn by doing’. All participants are expected to operate in a professional manner as they would in the workplace,” said Dominic Staniforth, Chair of the Young Enterprise’s North Derbyshire Area Board.

“The teams have been encouraged to be innovative and creative in the products they have developed and the ways in which they market their products to Chesterfield’s shoppers.

“We are all very excited to see what they have done so far and how they put their new skills into practice.”

Students are showcasing a whole range of products including; personalised placemats, cards, stickers, phone cases, cook books and ornaments.

In addition, two awards will be up for grabs on the day; judges will be visiting each of the stalls to judge the Best Trade Stand and the Best Product or Service.

The panel of judges consists of local business people, Lucy Gebbie of Rykneld Homes Ltd, Vittorio Risorto from Calabria Cucina and the Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Paul Stone.

Speaking about the event, the judges said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for these students to get some valuable hands-on experience in business and the retail sector. We’re really excited about meeting the teams and finding more out more about them.”

Students will be trading at the new Market Hall today from 9am – 5.00pm.

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