YOUNG people in the Boston area have been showing off their business acumen as part of national Enterprise Week.
A Dragons’ Den-style event was held at Boston College with groups from local schools pitching their business ideas to an audience of respected local business representatives.
Called Lions’ Lair – the event saw the top three business projects being picked and awarded prizes.
First and second place went to two Young Enterprise teams from Boston High School.
Synergy was awarded first prize of £130 thanks to their ‘strong branding’ and the ‘highly-marketable product’ – a range of detachable, collectable earphone accessories.
A New Divide took second prize – a cheque for £80 – having been highly-commended by the judges for their candles ‘with a twist’ business idea.
Third place went to team Youneek from Haven High School who won £50 for their personalised yearbook CD idea.
Later that day a special media networking workshop was hosted by the local Junior Chamber International (JCI) Boston
The informal event was held at Duncan and Toplis, in Resolution Close, Boston, and attended by JCI Boston and representatives from Young Enterprise Boston and South Holland, Chattertons Solicitors and others.
Allison Cowell, JCI UK president, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day – and great to see so much support from local businesses on the day.”
JCI Cambridge president Jen Little gave constructive advice at the meeting about how members could improve their business profiles on media networking site LinkedIn – typically seen as the ‘Facebook’ for professionals.
l For more information about JCI Boston call 07787 570026.