Enterprising effort

A range of quality sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts and beanie hats designed by students specifically for the teenage market scooped the Best Product prize at this year’s Young Enterprise trade fair in Southampton.

WEB-Standard-Attire-Barton-Peveril-Best-Product-283x300Standard Attire’s West Quay win followed their success in Barton Peveril’s internal Entrepreneurship Competition and demonstrated teamwork skills alongside a clear aptitude for business and marketing.

The company was the brainchild of first year Business student Jamie Sharp who saw his father ordering corporate clothing for his business and became interested in the branded attire market.

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Jamie Sharp with Assistant Principal Mandy Wood

Jamie and fellow team members Adam Stapleton , Emma Broomfield and Lucy Whittington  advertised their clothing range under the tagline ‘Wear the Standard, Set the Standard’.

Earlier in the year a second Barton Peveril company, Coconut Cases, won the Young Enterprise Business Plan and Best Product awards after taking part in a closely fought  other local schools and colleges.

Young Enterprise is a timetabled option for budding entrepreneurs at Barton Peveril.  Aimed at 15-19 year-olds, the programme provides an opportunity to set up and run a company for a year under the guidance of a skilled business mentor.