Youthful Entrepreneurs Sell Out!
Although it was very cold, customers turned out to support young entrepreneurs at the Young Enterprise Trade Fair in Harpenden this weekend.
Over 100 students from schools in St Albans, Harpenden, Watford and Bushey who are running their own real companies for a year as part of the Young Enterprise Company programme set up stalls as part of the town Christmas Carnival. From behind notices that showed their company and school names they enthusiastically sold their products to many interested customers.
Independent judges presented awards in several categories. Textilia from Immanuel College Bushey won Best Overall Company whilst two awards went to Marlborough Science Academy (Best Trade Stand and Best Customer Service ).
Jane Needham Young Enterprise Manager for St Albans and Harpenden said: “Thanks to everyone for their support in making the day a success especially to Chris Canfield and the rest of the St Albans and Harpenden YE Board who volunteer so much of their time to make the Company Programme such a success.
“The event exceeded the expectations of the organiser, our judges, and the Young Enterprise volunteers. The level of professionalism, innovation and enthusiasm among our students was outstanding.”
Jane added: “Young Enterprise is totally reliant upon voluntary support of its work, so if you have some organisational skills and have an hour each week during term-time, we would love you to join our team of advisers to develop future generations of budding entrepreneurs!”