Georgie Brownhill, Indigo Omilana and Imogen Hacking (L6M) have received a national award for the ‘Highest Profit’ in the Tenner Young Enterprise Challenge. The girls have raised a significant £2,096 for the School’s Lent Charity ‘Foundation Derbyshire’ by selling personalised House joggers.
The Tenner Challenge is Young Enterprise’s nationwide competition for budding entrepreneurs. Participants are given £10 and have one month to set up a business – coming up with an idea of a product or service that they could sell, thus gaining first-hand experience of what it is like to be an entrepreneur.
When deciding upon what product they could sell, the girls tried to look at missing markets within the school and what was already popular. Once they recognised a niche for House merchandise and clothing and a desire for joggers amongst the pupil body, they set about putting their new business together. The joggers are navy with the house name printed down the right hand side in the individual house colours. To ensure the product and design was right, they undertook a number of pupil panels from which they received positive feedback.
The large number of orders made, and the substantial amount of money raised as a result, showed what a real hit around school they were and proved a popular new addition to house attire.
To receive a national award is justice for all their hard work and effort. Congratulations girls!
Georgie, Indigo and Imogen will attend an Awards Ceremony at the Bank of England on Tuesday 2nd May.