• Bus St 1
  • Bus St 14
  • Bus St 15

Entrepreneur Live 2015

On Thursday 15th October 2015, as part of the introduction to the AQA GCSE Business Studies course, HWGA Year 10 students participated for the first time in the Entrepreneur LIVE 2015 road show.  The event held at Vue Cinema, Star City, Birmingham and hosted by Tutor2u, was an exciting opportunity for students to extend and broaden their understanding and knowledge of the world of business. They listened to the following key speakers about what contributes to being a successful entrepreneur, and much of what they said fitted in closely with many aspects of Unit 1, Setting up a Business.

Matt Roberts – The Inventor and co-founder of Bean2Bed, an award –winning bean bag that transforms into a bed

Ed Hardy - Co-founder of Edge Mobile, an action sports analytics firm

Cally Russell- The founder of the award winning personal shopping app, Mallzee  

Jules Quinn - Northumbria Fashion Marketing graduate who launched The TeaShed 4 years ago

Joshua Cook - Managing Director of Zeven Media, which he founded alongside his younger brother Hyrum in 2013.

During the event, Aysha Gulzar, Nehah Aftab and Hajera Begum, won a boys v girls challenge and received a goodies bag from NatWest Bank. The main entrepreneur challenge "The Great British Snack Off", resulted in one of our 3 entries being selected as one of the 4 finalists, from 42 entries submitted on the day by all schools/colleges attending the event, including Highclare Independent School, Streetly Academy & Queen Mary's Grammar School for Boys, Walsall.

After a nervous 3 minutes presentation to a panel of 5 real entrepreneurs and audience of over 500 students/teachers, our Y10 group (Iman Ibraheem, Saniyah Akhter, Inaya Sultan, Nosheen Akhtar, Zaheeda Wahab & Aisha Bi) was awarded 2nd prize of £30 for their creative idea of fruit flavoured popcorn and its innovative packaging design.  With little time for preparation, I'm sure you'll agree this was a big achievement for the 14 year old students who performed well under pressure.

Bus St 2  Bus St 15   Bus St 14

More photos of the day can be seen HERE

Mrs Butt – Head of Business Studies