In addition to the Tutor2U revision conferences we attend the annual Young Entrepreneur Conference. Highlights this year, were talks from the following:
Rob Tominey (Mainstage Travel)
Co-founder of the innovative, low cost travel agency, Mainstage Travel. Describing their business as “revolutionising youth travel” they successfully pitched for and received £100,000 of investment on Dragons Den from Piers Linney. Rob was recognised by Start-ups.com as one of the young entrepreneurs to watch in 2014.
Ross Kemp (ASAP Watercrafts)
Inventor and founder of ASAP watercrafts - an electric motorised craft designed for life guards. Winner of the Lloyds TSB Best Start Up Award in 2013 and Shell Live Wire Grand Idea Award. Appeared on TV series, Be Your Own Boss working with Richard Branson and Richard Reed.
Arnold Du Toit (Rolley Golf)
Crowned by PC World as Britain’s Best Young Entrepreneur in 2011, inventor and entrepreneur Arnold Du Toit has taken the golf industry by storm. His invention Rolley Golf is the world’s first powered golf trolley you can ride.
Micha Quashie (Fusion Food Hall)
The Huddersfield University student and entrepreneur behind the fast growing, health food concept Wokilicius and umbrella brand, Fusion Food Hall.
For the first time this year, the Lower Sixth will also participate in the Perse School Enterprise Conference:
Now in its tenth year, The Perse School Enterprise Conference is an annual event designed to help students aged 15-18 develop their interpersonal and leadership skills, their understanding of business and the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in the modern world. The Conference includes talks from successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople alongside interactive workshop sessions.
Sixth Form Visit to New York
This runs every two years and is focused on insights into marketing, with a workshop on marketing strategy led by Macey’s and Finance with visits to a number of key financial institutions (itinerary attached).
Field Trips: Jaguar Land Rover
To support the Upper Sixth research into UK manufacturing, we are visiting the plant to find out more about the challenges and opportunities which arise from production in the UK as well as JLR’s expansion plans as Jaguar Land Rover creates 1,300 new jobs and build Jaguar's first sports utility vehicle (SUV) at its Solihull plant in the West Midlands. Jaguar Land Rover currently employs 30,500 people in the UK.
The Department has hosted talks from managers across a number of industries in recent years including banking, the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and car production as well as local entrepreneurs.
GCSE students are entered for the Coca Cola Challenge, a marketing project which involves creating a new soft drinks product with a supporting marketing plan.
Sixth Form students have for the first time been entered for the University of South Wales Enterprise Awards which involves creating a business plan for a completely new product proposition. We have entered two teams; one of whom has created a new App to support Sunday League Football and address its decline and another which aims to mass market high quality noodles. We await the results optimistically! http://www.uswbusinessawards.co.uk