Swansea’s next generation of budding entrepreneurs will be polishing their presentation skills ahead of a business skills competition this autumn thanks to support from a local company.
AB Glass, the Swansea-based manufacturing company, is proudly sponsoring the ‘Most Polished Pitch’ category in this year’s Young Business Dragons competition.
Young Business Dragons is a regional competition designed to encourage, develop and recognise young entrepreneurs. Now in its fourth year, it is aimed at Year 9 students from schools across the four local authorities: Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
It is run in association with Trinity Saint David, the Regional Entrepreneurship Partnership and the South Wales Evening Post.
AB Glass will give an award to the student with the best presentation.
Alan Brayley, Director of AB Glass, said:
“I am really pleased we are able to sponsor a category for the Young Business Dragons competition. Not only does it bring recognition to the schools and pupils, but it encourages students to think about their futures.
“Developing and presenting a business idea is not easy for many adults. For young students to jump into a competition like this takes a lot of courage. But it will encourage students and help them develop as well as recognising the young entrepreneurs of the future. I am looking forward to seeing what ideas the school teams come up with.”
Students from the four authorities will come up with a business idea centred on a theme. This year, the theme is ‘The Smart Home’. Teams will use local business mentors for help.
County finals will be held in October with the grand final being held on 19 November 2014.