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Budding Talent

22 nd Mar Budding Talent

Image above: TRAC’s Sarah presents a young entrepreneur with their business award

The spectacular Eden Project, recently hosted the Spring Young Enterprise Trade Fair where budding, young talent from throughout Cornwall showcased their business acumen. Young Enterprise is a UK wide charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. By making the connection between school and the world of work, young people develop the knowledge and attitudes that they need to succeed, including communication skills, confidence, financial capability, organisation, problem-solving and much more.

As part of the Young Enterprise initiative, since September, a number of teams from the county’s secondary schools and colleges have been setting up small businesses and preparing merchandise to sell to impress the Young Enterprise Trade Fair judging panel.

Continuing their seven-year commitment to supporting Young Enterprise, TRAC’s Sarah Trethowan joined this celebration of young talent to judge the businesses that demonstrated the most innovation as well as those that had the best business case and communication. Sarah awarded the best business case and communication award to Cornish Sealight, a business who are bringing a little bit of the seaside into homes with their scented seashell candles. The innovation award to went to Teenwork Cornwall, a business aimed at bringing employers with vacancies and teenagers looking for work together meeting the needs of both groups.

Sarah said:

 “…There was a lot of talent at the fair making judging a challenge. It was clear to see these young entrepreneurs all have a very promising future ahead of them. The teams showed so much enthusiasm and dedication to succeed.  Having co-founded a successful business 15 years’ ago myself, I know this will stand them in very good stead. All of the teams will now go on to compete in the Cornwall finals on the 4th May at St Johns Hall in Penzance and I’m really looking forward to find seeing how they get on.”

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