Annual Young Enterprise Trade Fair at Centrale

22 Feb 2016

Young Entrepreneurs from across Croydon showcased their business credentials on Saturday 13th February in the annual Young Enterprise Trade Fairheld at Centrale.

Young Enterprise is open to young people who are generally in their final two years at school.

The concept is for young people from differing schools in Croydon to set up business to market a product or service. They appoint an MD, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources Director and produce products for sale. Winners in each event go forward to the final at a gala evening in the summer.

Students were given the opportunity to trade with the public from 9am until 4.30pm to help develop their marketing and sales skills. Each Young Enterprise Company has had to raise funds themselves to get to where they are, and source products and work out how to sell them to the general public. They were judged by a range of Young Enterprise Judges from localbusinesses in Croydon.

More on Young Enterprise

The Young Enterprise Scheme is an education charity that aims to inspire future generations and help thousands of youngsters gain entrepreneurial skills and business insight. Previous successors from the initiative have gone onto launch a £6.5million pound a year technology business, become the founder of the world’s largest makers of commercial electric vehicles, and become an education minister rising in the political world.