Prince's Trust 'Dragons' award seed funding for BA (Hons) in Management and Leadership Project

Students in year one of the BA (Hons) in Management and Leadership course have been awarded seed funding of £1,500 from The Prince's Trust after successfully presenting to a panel of four East Midlands experts.

Students in Year One of the BA (Hons) in Management and Leadership course have been awarded seed funding of £1,500 from The Prince's Trust after successfully presenting to a panel of four East Midlands experts.

The cohort of 16 students, who all work for Experian and Rolls Royce, presented their business idea to a 'Dragons' Den' style panel of four on 18 December 2013. The project forms the basis for their Business Enterprise Project in the first year of their undergraduate degree. Their challenge is to turn the £1,500 into £10,000 for The Prince's Trust by the end of the project in June 2014. The team have named themselves 'Rollsperian' and will be organising the design, development and distribution of World Cup themed car air fresheners to raise money; so look out for these in your local petrol station!

Sue Alcock, Course leader, said "The group have worked hard to develop their business idea and presentation, which has evolved over many evening project meetings, outside of working full-time for their companies. The benefits to the students of developing and managing a big project in their first year are huge and the students have already learnt a lot from this first stage. I am really looking forward to seeing how much they raise in total for The Prince’s Trust."

The panel were very impressed by the group’s business plan and ideas and awarded a cheque for the full funding on the day. Rachel Manton, Corporate Partnerships Executive at The Prince's Trust said "The group were all clearly valuing and taking on board the advice, feedback and suggestions the Dragons were giving and, as the Dragons said themselves, the team has a fantastic idea in the air fresheners that has the potential to do very well!"

The panel of 'Dragons' were made up of Andrew Scott (Director of DBS Andersons), Matthew Spowage (Product Manager at Experian), Paul Broadhead (Head of Community Investment at Rolls-Royce) and Namita Patel (Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Prince's Trust).

Prince's Trust 'Dragons' award seed funding for BA (Hons) in Management and Leadership Project

Published on 29 January 2014
  • Category: Nottingham Business School

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