On the 10th June 2016 Paul Marsh’s winning student companies from Quilley School in Eastleigh were talking about their experiences on Unity 101 Radio, a Southampton based Radio Station.
If you remember from the previous BLOG posts, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Southern Business Growth Network (SBGN) provided Quilley School students with some Dragons Den style tuition on forming a business, working out the market research, finance, marketing, and the final Dragons Den presentation.
There initially were around 200 Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students from Eastleigh based Quilley School that took part in the Dragons Den event, with the most promising student companies actually presenting their ideas and company to a panel of Dragons who were owners of small local businesses who had donated their time to assist Eastleigh based Quilley School.
Sainsbury’s in Hedge End presented The Winners with gift cards and a donation was made to the school
Paul Marsh of Century IT Services was invited on the Radio Show as the most successful Dragon, scoring a hat trick with 3 of his student companies out of 200 students winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd places with their innovative ideas and first class presentations.
Paul says its not necessarily the final destination in this Dragons Den event which is of primary importance, but the experience and enjoyment of journey and of course the skills you have learnt that you would not have otherwise gained.
Listen to the recording of the Radio Show on Unity 101 if you missed the live show here
Unity 101 Community Hour Friday 10th June