Local young entrepreneurs to set up shop

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Young Enterprise students from the Banbridge area will be setting up shop at Rushmere Shopping Centre on Wednesday February 10 from 10am to 2pm.

The Trade Fair will see companies started by young people from across the area showcase their products and offer shoppers something different to traditional retailers.

St Patrick’s College Banbridge, Banbridge Academy, and Newbridge Integrated College have a total of eight companies attending the local fair.

nuPower from Newbridge Integrated College will be selling Power bank chargers, which provide power back up for mobile devices, while Corn Infused from Banbridge Academy will be retailing luxury popcorn that is available in two flavours; Lemon and Lime Sherbet and Strawberries and Cream.

On the day, the students will not only have to impress customers, but also a panel of judges, with a variety of awards up for grabs, including a Social Media award.

Sheila McGuire, Director of Human Resources at Cubis Industries, who is judging on the day, commented: “Cubis Industries have been business partners with Young Enterprise NI for almost ten years and we are delighted to participate again this year, as part of the judging panel at the Annual Trade Fair.

“Each year the standard of ideas, services and products submitted at the Trade Fair by the students, increases and we are continually impressed by the school’s submissions.

“I am particularly eager to see what new products and services the students will produce this year and I would encourage my industry peers to come along to the event and celebrate the innovative ideas submitted by the youth of our locality.”

Young Enterprise Chief Executive Carol Fitzsimons commented: “We would like to invite friends and relatives of these exciting young entrepreneurs to come along and support their local Young Enterprise companies.”

Visit www.yeni.co.uk to see how you can get involved with Young Enterprise, empowering young people with the skills and confidence to succeed in life and work.