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Trust chief executive congratulates young business brains
BUSINESS savvy students in Rudheath have been praised by the chief executive of a Northwich housing association.
Steve Jennings, chief executive of Weaver Vale Housing Trust (WVHT), visited the University of Chester Academy Northwich (UCAN) to congratulate students in the ‘UCAN Enterprise Club’ who were runners up in the Young Starship Enterprise Challenge held earlier this year.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to come and personally congratulate the students from UCAN who represented the mid Cheshire area in the Young Starship Enterprise awards so fantastically with their innovative business idea,” said Steve.
The competition was aimed at helping young people boost their confidence, employability and entrepreneurial skills to prepare them for life after education by encouraging them to develop their own business ideas.
It was promoted by the Airport Group – an alliance of 13 housing associations in the north west – one of which is WVHT.
The presentation from UCAN was a business producing a ‘handyplanner’ cover for school planners and diaries, which can hold essential stationary and includes a whiteboard back for making quick notes and writing answers.
Headteacher Matthew Wood said: “I’d like to thank Weaver Vale Housing Trust for inviting us to take part The Young Starship Enterprise Challenge.
“It was a great opportunity of us because it gave our students hands on experience of the skills needed to run their own successful business with real results at the end of it.”
The overall competition engaged 2,250 young people from 37 schools throughout the north west, including Winsford E-ACT Academy and The Russett School, with plans already in place to repeat the event next year.
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