Rushcliffe Sixth Form Young Enterprise teams were exceptionally successful this year, managing to emerge the top sales team in a recent enterprise challenge and winning a Young Enterprise award.
Twenty students from Rushcliffe School completed the Young Enterprise Company qualification and spent their year working with their business advisers, Chris Davison and Dave Gunn, developing, designing, producing and marketing their ideas and products.
Rushcliffe had opportunities for two teams to complete the company programme. Students set up 'Entropy', which produced products aimed at re-creating science experiments at home, aimed at children between 8 – 12 years and Herbilicous, a company selling a range of personalised gardening sets with an accompanying gardening book.
In February, students competed with other school in selling their products in Nottingham Market square. The success of both teams was apparent early on when their exceptional sales teams managed to sell all products by the end of the day.
Students went on to present their ideas at the Young Enterprise finals and were successful in winning a Young Enterprise award.
Sabiha Saqib, the Managing Director of Herbilicous said "The process as a whole has helped me understand how to manage a team effectively and the advantages of networking with others. We were pleased our school, out of sixteen teams, was the only one to successfully sell all our products"