The winners of the Gander Young Business of the Year competition have been crowned, raising £800 for the Seashell Trust.
The winners have been announced of a business challenge for local students, run in partnership by Stockport based education/employment initiative Gander and the Seashell Trust charity.
Teams from three sixth form colleges in Stockport participated and were given seed capital to build a product or service and then experience some real life business challenges, while aiming to maximise their return.
Each team had the support of a local business mentor, who helped with planning, budgeting, writing a business report and making a presentation to a judging panel at a finale event.
There was a strong standard of enterprise, commitment and skills from all the teams.
The winning team of the Gander Young Business of the year – Solarium from Aquinas College, pictured with Marketing Stockport member Michelle Hay, who was their mentor – performed strongly in all areas of the project and were worthy winners.
The activity gave real benefit to the students involved and also raised over £800 for the fantastic work at the Seashell Trust.
To join other Marketing Stockport members and get involved in Gander, which builds links between business and education in Stockport, visit www.gandercareers.com to register.
Gander was established in 2015 and is bringing business and education together to build mutually beneficial relationships for the future.
By giving the workforce of the future an insight, or ‘gander’ into their business or industry, local employers are supporting the future of Stockport and its local economy.
Students benefit from seeing and hearing about the wide range of local industries and the opportunities they can provide.