The Young Starship Enterprise Competition is sponsored by Peaks & Plains Housing Trust and hosted by All Hallows Catholic College.
Teams pitched ‘Dragon’s Den-style’ to a distinguished panel of judges.Jessica Ainsworth left, Rebecca Lynch right are pictured with the principal of All Hallows, Tony Billings, receiving their prize from Pete Pealing and Jessica Sharpley, both of Peaks and Plains.
Eight teams had spent several months preparing their business plans and marketing strategies for their own business ideas. Competition was tough and all teams impressed the judges immensely.The team that finally came out on top was ‘The House Rules’, an enterprise idea presented by Rebecca Lynch and Jessica Ainsworth, Year 9 students at All Hallows.
The unique social enterprise idea these students came up with is based on creating an educational resource for primary schools to teach young children about ‘safety in the home’. Their vision is to make a three dimensional, flat pack house, ‘The House Rules’ that can be transported to different primary schools.
The panel of judges included David Gooda, chair Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, Tim Pinder CEO Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, Greg Bones director of resources, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey director of operations, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, Nigel Bennett assistant director of partnerships, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, Matt Wakeman associate director at Barclays Bank, Jon Harris CEO Macclesfield Town Football Club and Jan Gregory local entrepreneur.