Ready for final fling

PUBLISHED: 15:58 08 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:51 28 May 2010

Our picture shows Doug Richard, left, with members of the grammar school team

Our picture shows Doug Richard, left, with members of the grammar school team

STUDENTS from Wisbech Grammar School in the regional final of the Young Enterprise Company Programme have had their business skills tested to the full in readiness for the July 2 final, by brushing up on their presentation skills on a visit to the East of

STUDENTS from Wisbech Grammar School in the regional final of the Young Enterprise Company Programme have had their business skills tested to the full in readiness for the July 2 final, by brushing up on their presentation skills on a visit to the East of England Development Agency.

The students launched their business in September and have produced a booklet on healthy eating and fitness for primary schools.

The EEDA visit was arranged to help them learn what it takes for business to appeal to investors. During the day they had the chance to work through The Gauntlet, the virtual investor tool devised by Library House and London School of Economics that lies at the heart of the 'Running the Gauntlet' competition.

Students had to present their business to the chairman of the 'running the gauntlet' investment panel, Doug Richard of Library House, with the aim of convincing him of their commercial viability.

EEDA chairman, Richard Ellis, said: "The future strength of the economy depends on the quality and skills of today's young entrepreneurs. Indeed some of the country's most successful entrepreneurs launched their business careers at the same age as these students.

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