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Victoria College “clean up” at the Channel Islands Student Business Challenge Awards

Jersey 12th May 2016

Four Seasons Soap from Victoria College has won the Overall Award in the 2016 Channel Islands Student Business Challenge beating teams from Grainville, Haute Vallee and Jersey College for Girls for the top slot.

Additional awards were presented to the team demonstrating the best use of social media and also to teams in all four schools for generating profit and benefiting the wider community.  The awards ceremony was held at the Radisson on Thursday 12 May 2016 and celebrated the achievements of the 40 participating teams. 

The teams in this year’s Channel Islands Student Business Challenge created and ran their businesses for a two month period.  Each team was given a loan of £100 to start their business and worked with mentors from corporate partners Barclays, EY, Ogier and Sure throughout the Challenge. 

The teams collectively made an overall net profit of over £15,000 of which over £4,500 is being donated to local charities, including CLIC Sargent, Cry Jersey, Jersey Dyslexia, Jersey Alzheimers and Durrell.

Susan Morris, Headteacher, Grainville said, “This Challenge has helped the students improve their numeracy and financial understanding, their communication and organisation skills as well as giving them valuable experience of working in teams.  The skills that they have developed will prove valuable throughout the rest of their schooling and when they enter the working world.”

Kirsty Mackay, Executive Director, EY said “The teams have made impressive profits in a very short space of time.  It is inspiring to see their generosity and to see them actively engaging with their chosen charities.”

Nick Kershaw, Partner, Ogier added “It is very rewarding to see the students learn key employability skills and these awards are testament to the teams’ hard work in creating viable businesses. We are justifiably proud of the students’ achievements.” 

The full list of winners is:

The winners from Grainville are:

Profit Winner:

Wooden Delights who sold personalised wooden signs, cork keyrings and gifts from recycled materials.

Community Winner:

Clean & Cosy who sold homemade soap and candles in different colours and scents.

 

The winners from Haute Vallee are:

Profit Winner:

Charming Key Chains & Go Green who sold keyrings made of acrylic and recycled wood.

Community Winner:

Jars of Joy who sold jars of sweets.

 

The winners from Jersey College for Girls are:

Profit Winner:

Mission Slimpossible who sold healthier homemade cookies and cakes with reduced fat and sugar.

Community Winner:

French Finesse who sold homemade macarons and candles in recycled pots and jars.

Social Media Winner:

Magic in a Jar who sold cookie and cake ingredients in glass jars.

 

The winning teams from Victoria College are:

Profit Winner:

Lovely Jubbly’s Sweet Company who sold homemade lollipops and chocolates.

Community Winner:

Break Out who sold homemade cakes and snacks.

Overall Winner:

Four Seasons Soap who made and sold natural, skin-friendly, hand and body soaps.

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