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.
Ross Kemp (ASAP Watercrafts)
Inventor and founder of ASAP watercrafts - an electric motorised craft designed for lifeguards. The former winner of the Lloyds TSB Best Start-Up Award 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)
Former Britain’s Best Young Entrepreneur and inventor 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.
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.
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.