Stu­dents nar­rowly miss out on busi­ness fi­nals

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report -

A bunch of bud­ding Ash­ford en­trepreneurs missed on the top spot at the Young En­ter­prise South East Fi­nal.

Green Shoots, run by 11 busi­ness stud­ies class­mates at High­worth Gram­mar School in Ash­ford, was named the win­ner of the Kent and Med­way fi­nal of the com­pe­ti­tion.

How­ever, de­spite a valiant per­for­mance the com­pany, which turns wooden pal­lets into coast­ers, lost out in the re­gional fi­nal in Dork­ing last Wed­nes­day.

That was won by Dottm a group of 13 stu­dents from Waltham­stow Hall School in Sevenoaks, which pro­duces and sells up­cy­cled but­ton greet­ing cards.

Ju­lia Dixon, hu­man re­sources man­ager at event spon­sors South East Water, said: “Young En­ter­prise is a great way for young peo­ple to ex­pe­ri­ence all as­pects of run­ning a busi­ness, from fi­nan­cial is­sues and man­u­fac­tur­ing is­sues to prob­lems with team morale.”

Dott will now go to on to rep- re­sent the South East in July at the 2016 UK Fi­nal at the Emi­rates Sta­dium in Lon­don.

The com­pe­ti­tion for sixth form stu­dents has the in­tended aim of in­tro­duc­ing them to the world of work.

Formed at the be­gin­ning of the school year, Green Shoots has sold 160 prod­ucts, gen­er­at­ing £1,287 of rev­enue, by re­liev­ing lo­cal busi­nesses of un­wanted pal­lets and turn­ing them into per­son­alised drinks mats and plaques.

South East Water’s hu­man re­sources man­agerJu­lia Dixon with High­worth Gram­mar School’s Green Shoots team who took part in the fi­nal

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