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Year 12 BTEC Enterprise – Old Spitalfields Market trade fair

posted 24 Feb 2014, 06:39 by . WebResources Account   [ updated 24 Feb 2014, 06:44 ]

Primarily, thanks must go to Ms O’Hare, teacher of the enterprise students and overseer of this event who unfortunately couldn't be present.

On this day, 6 Year 12 Enterprise students, planned and prepared a trip over to East London to take part in the Young Enterprise Old Spitalfields market trade fair. Fully stocked up and dressed for the weather, they met at Bexleyheath station to experience London’s rush hour.

On arrival at Spitalfields, deep in the heart of the city, they were quickly shown their pitch and began to arrange their stock and decor. Around 30 Young Enterprise students were in attendance from all over London and the fringes. Competition was rife with lots of aggressive selling taking place and then sales started to materialise! 

Well done to George Gilbert, Jacinta Hart Jones, John King, Samuel Noulton, James Thompson and Anthony Withall who expertly and professionally represented the academy today with their company Zeus Tech. All agreed it was a great learning curve and the experience had definitely helped them to develop their business and enterprising skills. 

What is next? They will present their company at the final of the Young Enterprise South East Area held at Canary Wharf on 17th March 2014. We wish good luck to them in their quest for a Young Enterprise trophy which they fully deserve! 

Ms L Hobbs
Head of Business and Enterprise

Spitalfields became a hive of business activity with students aging from 14-18 all competing for sales on a level playing field. Our students stepped up a gear, joining in the camaraderie but being highly competitive too. 

As the weather moved in, Jordan Poulton and Jason Leech (The Appetence 2013 candidates) arrived which lifted the spirits of the students. In turn, both visited every pitch to greet, question and merit each of the schools. 

It was a fabulous trading day with all of the students communicating and delivering wonderful business acumen that they had acquired. I sat and watched as the future business leaders and entrepreneurs unfolded before my eyes.