Both Young Enterprise teams took part in a trade fair this week at Proctor and Gamble
in Egham this week capturing lunchtime trade at the site’s cafe. MyID and Average Joes both came away with tidy profits after selling mini Christmas trees and wrapping paper bundles as well as holding a raffle and a guess the amount of sweets competition. The trees were so popular that within 20 minutes of trading they had sold out and MD, Nathan Sheldrake, had to go and replenish the stocks!
It was a great learning experience for the students as they had to approach their potential customers to win them over the other teams from rival schools and colleges.
The trade fair has provided the teams with an opportunity to raise money for their main business ideas. Ed ‘O’ Shea, business advisor to MyID said, ‘Both teams did really well’ and link teacher Rebecca Reed, ‘it was really good to see the teams' efforts come together and have a successful run at trading in a business environment’.
All students who took part said they had a great time and were grateful to P&G for providing the opportunity with Young Enterprise. Teddy Harris, sales director of Average Joes, said ‘ we learnt a lot from the experience in terms of how important it is to be prepared so we look professional. I didn’t think it would be as hard approaching people to sell things but once we warmed up it was ok!’