Budding entrepreneurs at Tollbar Academy have received a helping hand from an established local business.
BUDDING entrepreneurs at Tollbar Academy have received a helping hand from an established local business.
Pattesons Glass has donated 72 glass jars to the Year 10 students, who have set up their own business from scratch as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme.
The scheme encourages students to come up with a business idea and raise finance to put the idea into practice, eventually selling products to the public with the aim of making a profit.
The students developed an idea in which they present gifts in glass jars, and Pattesons Glass stepped in with a free case of jars in which to package their products.
Sam Graves, from Pattesons Glass, which supplies wholesale glass jars and bottles for all kinds of products from food to cosmetics, said: “It is both refreshing and exciting to see young people practice the real life skills that are needed to make a successful business.”
The Tollbar Academy students are now making final preparations for their first trading day on February 7, when they will have a stall at Freshney Place shopping centre, Grimsby.
The team hopes to sell its products to the public, turning a profit and putting them in the running for prizes in the Young Enterprise Scheme at both a regional and national level.
Student Christian Fawcett thanked Pattesons, and added: “It is encouraging to see established supporting us and we hope to impress them by doing well with our products at Freshney Place.”
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