Top Dearne Valley College students earn awards

Enterprise scheme students  Lewis Grice (16, from Denaby, Doncaster), Luke Turton (17, from Swinton, Mexborough)
Enterprise scheme students Lewis Grice (16, from Denaby, Doncaster), Luke Turton (17, from Swinton, Mexborough)

A group of talented students from Dearne Valley College are celebrating after award winning success.

The young entrepreneurs attended the Rotherham and Sheffield regional competition to compete against other schools and colleges and, as part of the event, had to produce a 10-page business report, present their business to a panel of judges and set up a trading stand.

As part of the Young Enterprise Scheme the students including Lewis Grice, 16, from Denaby and Luke Turton, 17, from Swinton, launched their successful business, ‘The Seasonal Sensation’ in 2014 as part of the scheme, selling homemade jams and chutneys, under the supervision of the college’s learner Involvement coordinator, Emily Senior, and young enterprise business advisor, Mark Greenwood.

The students walked away with three trophies, including awards for ‘Best Company: Runner-up’, ‘Best Communication and Team Work’ and ‘Best Financial Management’.

Learner involvement coordinator at DVC, Emily Senior, said: “We are extremely proud of our students for their achievements so far. They’ve come from a College background with no business knowledge and experience, to launching a successful, profitable enterprise which has already established a fantastic customer base, which provides repeat custom. The students organised everything from recipes for the products, to their budgets, booking out the College’s kitchen and the marketing.”