WHAT IS 'BUILD A BUSINESS'?
CORPORATIONS TAKE YEARS
TV SHOWS TAKE WEEKS
YOUR STUDENTS CAN DO IT IN 3 HOURS!!!
Build a Business is one of our most popular events.
Students participate in a face-paced challenge to design a product from conception to market.
Ideas are then pitched to their peers and a panel of local business experts to find a winner.
Suitable for year 9 upwards
Meets Gatsby Benchmarks:
Students will develop their skills in team building, enterprise, problem solving, financial awareness, communication and presentation, together with an understanding of innovation in the workplace.
"Cromwell College has used the 'Build a business’ activity with year 9 pupils for many years. It is a wonderful resource for delivering Enterprise and developing team work, leadership, entrepreneurial and financial skills. Skills service organises everything, including local business to support delivery, including judging results. All the school has to do is organise a large space, staffing and pupils. Very good value for money."
- Jill Clarke – Careers Advisor at Cromwell Community College (Chatteris)
"A brilliant opportunity for students to design a product which they market and ‘pitched’ to their peers. A great way to encourage enterprise, entrepreneurship and develop valuable skills such as team building, problem solving, communication, presenting and financial awareness."
- Dr Laurie Simpson – Independent Career Guidance Counsellor and Careers Leader at Bottisham Village College (Bottisham)