Students get fired up for ‘Dragons’ Den’ competition

Students get fired up for ‘Dragons’ Den’ competition

Business students at Tameside College feel the heat whilst taking part in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style competition with Tameside Council.

Each year teams of students are put through their paces; coming up with a range of business ideas. These are then presented to a panel of judges, who pick a winning pitch.

Steven Hadfield, markets manager and Luke Murfin, events and marketing manager at Tameside Council were the ‘dragons’ on the panel.

The winning team was Greater Manchester Five-a-Side League, who developed an amateur football company to provide men’s mental health support, in an environmentally sustainable way.

Steven said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with Tameside College on the ‘Dragons’ Den’ competition. I was very impressed with the amount of effort each team has put into researching and developing their business ideas. I really liked the fact that the five-a-side business was aimed at promoting mental health and also that the team could develop ways to make their business eco-friendly. Congratulations to the winners.”

Llinos Leonard, business teacher at Tameside College, said: “All of the students who took part in competition are a credit to the business department and the college. Each year students come up with more and more innovative and well thought out business plans. I’m proud of the work they have put in to the competition and hope that they can one day develop these ideas into real businesses.”

To find out more about business courses at Tameside College, visit the college website.

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