Wight Fire and Security Director, Steve Winter was recently asked to take part as one of the Dragons in a local Young Enterprise version of the popular TV series. Young Enterprise encourages school students to set up a business from scratch, deciding on a product, sourcing or manufacturing the item/s and then taking them to market. It provides participants with an excellent insight into running a business and the pitfalls and challenges that you can encounter along the way. Each business has one or two local business people helping to mentor them.
Eight teams from the Island’s High Schools and Sixth Form Colleges took part. Steve really enjoyed the role and was very impressed with the standard of the business ideas that were put forward and also the presentation skills of the various team members. Winners are due to be announced soon and Steve and the other Dragon’s will shortly be delivering the cash injection awarded to the winning businesses.
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