Success for Sixth Form Start-Ups
Business students showcase products including dog treats, bottle openers, scented hand sanitiser, bath bombs, and plaited bracelets.
Four teams of entrepreneurial Business students celebrated their start-up success at an on-site competition and awards ceremony yesterday (27 May). The event was a chance for our Sixth Form Business students to showcase their products, which included dog treats, bottle openers, scented hand sanitiser, bath bombs, and plaited bracelets.
Competition was fierce and judged by Kimbolton School Bursar, Mrs Jenny Agnew. Timeless Bracelets, led by Henry, won ‘Best Product’ for their paired bracelets - designed to bring connection to loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. The team also won ‘Best Presentation’. The award for ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility’ deservingly went to Helping Hands, for their scented hand sanitiser in recycled packaging. Prime Openers won ‘Best Marketing’ and their Managing Director, James, won ‘Best Entrepreneurial Spirit’. K9 led by Will and including Calan, Felix and Harry, won ‘Best Trade Stall’ and also the main prize of the night, ‘Best Overall Company’.
In normal times, our Business students have enjoyed great success in the Tycoon national enterprise competition, developed by Peter Jones CBE - a familiar face from BBC Dragons’ Den. Against the backdrop of the pandemic, this year’s event was inevitably on a smaller scale in-school, but followed a similar format.
Head of Business Studies, Mr Jon Saunders, said: “All the companies did well to keep producing and trading during the pandemic. The teams made credible pitches in front of the Headmaster who was the honoured, and only, guest and presented the certificates. Well done to all of you.”