Saturday, June 26, 2010
The future's bright
I was a judge in the Young Enterprise competition this year. It was actually quite emotional seeing these fantasticly bright young schoolkids presenting and communicating their unique business idea. It was a tough call, but the winners were from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School in Lancashire for their locally sourced food hamper.
The ideas presented to us were very good. There was another food business from Longridge, a book publisher from Maryport and a business from Wilmslow produced a DVD to help elderly people with IT.
It should take nothing away from the kids who won, but I would have liked to have seen more entries from schools from... how can I delicately put this? Er, from areas where kids probably don't think of themselves as entrepreneurs. The success of the programme will be in inspiring young minds to have more ambition.