Students from the North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC) have won this year’s Enterprise4U business challenge which took place recently.
The challenge saw teams of students from five local schools come up with a business venture (either a product or a service) which they then had to present to five chief executive and business executive judges.
A team of three students representing NSETC, Jordan Andrews, George Buckthought and Ben England, won the challenge with their ingenious idea ‘DoodleZen’ – a fidget pen specifically designed to have customised modules that would fit the users’ needs. They beat off competition from the likes of Priory and Hans Price.
Jane Dickson, organiser of Enterprise4U, said: “Jordan, Ben and George thoroughly deserved their win. They knew their product and its potential market extremely well. They had been confident during the whole process and this really showed at the event.”
James Whitbread, Head of Business, Economics and IT at NSETC, said: “We are incredibly proud of our students. They both represented NSETC brilliantly and performed fantastically, which I know they are very proud of.
“Enterprise4U has absolutely enriched our Business Studies curriculum and more importantly provided vital skills to our KS4 learners that will assist them in many aspects of their school and future life.”
The boys were thrilled to have won, and will now get to share their business plan with a senior university lecturer.
NSETC’s other team, made up of Jasmine Changeur and Grace Sims, also performed well taking second place for Best Presentation with their product ‘MobileDresser’.