Young Enterprise: The New Biz Generation.

Orchards sponsors Young Enterprise!

The next generation of young entrepreneurs will be strutting its stuff in the Orchards Shopping Centre on Saturday 8th February in the hopes of tempting us, as well as perhaps a local venture capitalist, with their million–dollar ideas.  There are seven Young Enterprise companies taking part, formed by students from our local schools and each has had to create a real company which immerses them into the world of business, helping to develop employability skills such as problem solving, resilience, confidence, teamwork, initiative, organisation and creativity. Each company has had to plan the business from scratch: what products to sell; how to source them; how to market them; and, of course, how to balance the books, pay VAT and Corporation Tax and, hopefully, make a profit. 


The companies, from Warden Park, Imberhorne, Sackville, Millais, Hurstpierpoint College and Richard Collyers.  The Orchards is sponsoring this Young Enterprise day and Manager, Nicola Bird, is delighted to be hosting this Start-Up Show: “Supporting Young Enterprise is exactly what we all must do; they are our success stories of the future. Big global companies began with just such ideas and it would be great to see one of our young entrepreneurs reach such dizzy heights in years to come; wouldn’t we be so proud?”