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Peter Jones CBE Backs Students

     

Trading kicks off this week for students at President Kennedy School, as they compete to be named the winner of the national enterprise competition, Tycoon in Schools 2014

Fizza Ahmed and Razina Begum from year 9 start trading this week, after they were awarded funding by Peter Jones CBE (below), entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star, to compete in a bid to be crowned winners of Tycoon in Schools 2014.

 

Trading kicks off this week for students at President Kennedy School, as they compete to be named the winner of the national enterprise competition, Tycoon in Schools 2014

Fizza Ahmed and Razina Begum from year 9 start trading this week, after they were awarded funding by Peter Jones CBE (below), entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star, to compete in a bid to be crowned winners of Tycoon in Schools 2014.

The girls are budding entrepreneurs from the thousand-or-so high-calibre students who have been selected this year by Peter Jones CBE to receive funding and kick-start their business idea. After extensive research the girls realised that there is a demand for a stationery shop “ Perfect Pens “, so at lunch times  Razina and Fizza will be selling
stationery equipment at competitive prices . They will also be running a stall selling Christmas novelty items at the school Christmas Fayre .

Razina and Fizza have received a comprehensive Tycoon in Schools pack, which includes calculators, pens, lapel badges and personalised business cards, putting them on track for entrepreneurial success.

Run by the Peter Jones Foundation, the competition is open to all secondary school children in England between the ages of 11 and 18. It challenges students to develop the skills and knowledge required to set up their own business and make as much money as possible in seven-week trading period. All profit made will be given to charity

Peter Jones CBE commented:  “I have been incredibly impressed by the business plans submitted by each team and I wish them all the very best of luck during their trading period between now and the end of December. I can’t wait to see all of the ideas in action!”

Mrs Petrak added, “ I am very impressed with the professionalism and passion the girls have in their business venture and I wish them all the best.”