16th December 2019
SUEZ supports Richard Lander School at this year’s Young Enterprise trade fair
Natalie Chard, Senior Community Liaison Manager for SUEZ, was thrilled to be able to support Richard Lander School at this year’s Young Enterprise trade fair.
SUEZ now have four members of staff trained as business advisors who will work with schools supporting them in all areas of running a business and have this year sponsored the cost of joining the programme, giving more students in Cornwall the opportunity to take part in Young Enterprise.
Volunteering as a business advisor, Natalie said: “It’s fantastic to be able to work with enthusiastic young entrepreneurs. The Young Enterprise Company programme gives students a brilliant insight into the world of business and the experience they get can be life changing.”
In line with government recommendations, the Young Enterprise Company programme supports the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers guidance and helps the students gain key employability skills, including teamwork, communication, problem solving, digital skills, resilience, initiative, organisation and financial capability.
Will, Managing Director of Richard Lander’s ECO-Amp company, said: “We have worked hard as a team in a short space of time to develop eco amps, which are made from sustainable bamboo and can be used with all types of mobile phones to amplify music.” The team are also reusing old wetsuits to form part of their product and have had several donated by local surf schools.
Business Teacher Laura Ford was delighted with the initial feedback the team received from members of the public during their first trade fair held at Sainsbury’s in Truro. She believes the team has a great product and is optimistic about reaching the Regional finals with her team.