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Enterprise Week a Big Success



Business and Applied Science students have been putting their creative and entrepreneurial skills to the test during Enterprise Week. Tasked with devising profit making concepts and products, the students came up with a wide range of ideas; including cake sales, decorative Christmas jars, sweet stalls, raffles and paper chain Christmas decorations.

Owen Burns, who is studying Level 3 Forensic Science, was part of a team who decided to make Christmas wreaths. Owen said:
“We noticed that there were quite a few cake and sweets sales planned, so we decided to do something a bit different. The wreaths have proved quite popular; we made a total of 15 and are confident of selling them all.”

Another idea saw a group of students turn their attention to Christmas stockings, as Joe West, also studying Forensic Science, explained:
“The stockings have sold well; we made 11 large and 47 small and they have all gone and we are also still taking orders from students and staff. The team has worked really well together and we have all had a role to play to keep the production and sales going. We are very pleased with the £92.23 we have managed to raise.”

The winning team was ‘Sweet Gamers’ who raised a fantastic sum of £191. Business student, Nathan King, said:
“We made our profit by selling home-made bags of sweets and had a raffle for a hamper. We also set up an X-Box session where students had to pay £1 to play the new FIFA 2016 game, which proved to be very popular”.

The total amount raised during the event was an impressive £573.53. Head of School for Academic Studies, Dorota Majcher-Tinney, presented Bob Pooley, Guide Dogs volunteer, with the cheque and praised the students for their positive spirit and dedication to the project. Bob was very grateful for the student’s efforts and explained that the money would go towards sponsoring puppies that will eventually become guide dogs.

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