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Xmas Markets

Sweet success for business students

Business students from Northenden Campus showed their entrepreneurial flair at the Manchester Christmas Markets this week.

The Level 3 students, part of the Young Enterprise company programme, braved the chill to sell sweet cones for stocking fillers from a stand in the middle of Albert Square.

The event was the first of many which will be held during the academic year to showcase the students’ business acumen and enterprising skills. This includes taking part in the Entrepreneur competition at Northenden and a stall at the Teaching and Learning conference in February.

The group are already in profit, which they will invest in further projects.

Sarah Hardie, Level 3 Business Tutor at Northenden and the Centre Lead for the Young Enterprise project, said: “The students enjoyed their day at the Markets and learned a lot by taking part in this project.

"The Young Enterprise programme equips students in Further Education with the skills, attitudes and entrepreneurial experience to build successful careers, achieve real business success or foster key personal and enterprise skills for their future.

The renowned Company Programme helps them set up and run a real firm for up to a year under the guidance of a Young Enterprise Business Adviser.

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