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Guernsey's first youth market event

Guernsey 19th February 2017

For the first time, the Channel Islands Student Business Challenge teams were together selling their products and showcasing their businesses to the shoppers of St Peter Port making it the first youth market event ever to take place in Guernsey. The market ran in Market Place from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm on Saturday 11 February.

The Channel Islands Student Business Challenge supports thirty teams of students from La Mare de Carteret High School, Guernsey Grammar School and St Sampson’s High School to start-up and run their own businesses with an initial investment of £100 per team.  The Challenge, run by Barclays, EY, Ogier and Sure, gives teams ten weeks to develop their business acumen before facing a final “Dragon’s Den” where they will need to impress the judges with their abilities to run a profitable business and / or benefit the local community.  

This year’s contestants are trading from January to March and selling healthy snacks and drinks, cakes and sweet treats as well as t-shrits, jewellery, candles, key rings and gifts as they compete to become the Overall Winner of the Channel Islands Student Business Challenge 2017.  

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