Supported Learning students from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London have once again won an award at the Young Enterprise Finals Competition, winning Best Sales Team at the glittering event held at Canary Wharf earlier this month.
The students who consist of Pathway to Employment students, which is a course to help young people with supported learning needs prepare for work, entered as Team Logik and walked away with a finalist trophy and Best Sales Team trophy.
Entering the competition with a selection of beautifully crafted handmade bags and iPhones cases made from recycled clothing, the team worked hard designing, creating, organising and carrying out market research, as well as learning sales and finance skills.
During the competition, the students received praise from the judges for their sales techniques, accurate pricing and market research, which they witnessed earlier in the year when the team sold their products at the Old Spitalfields Market.
The judges also showed a keen interest in the attractively produced catalogues showing clear photos of the individually designed bags and iPhone cases, as well as a step-by-step guide on how they were made.
Student, Alex Temple, said: “We are really happy we won, we made lots of products and worked really hard.”
Course Tutor, Alison Meeds, said: “This is the second year running we have won a Young Enterprise Team Programme Award which shows how much the students are benefiting from the support and training they are receiving at the College. They have done an amazing job and shown they have the skills and drive to succeed. I’m extremely proud of them and look forward to developing more initiatives with Team Logik.”
The students will be selling the products to staff and students at the Tottenham Centre every Tuesday until the end of July between 12.30 – 2.30pm.