Students Launch Xmas Enterprise Project

Tue, 2001-03-20 00:00

A group of enterprising college students are hoping to get a share of people’s retail spending in the lead up to Christmas.

Over 20 students at East Durham College have been involved in setting up, launching and running the Quirky Christmas Gifts Enterprise Project - which will sell a range of novelty products such as Snowman Soup, Retro Reindeer Flannels and quirky Gifts for Santa.

The Level 2 Business Studies students showcased their products at the launch in the College atrium during in last week’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, taking a number of orders from students and staff.

Kirsty Butterfield, aged 17 from Shotton, said: “I have really enjoyed planning for the product launch; we are hoping to make as much money as possible so we can pay back our business loan and hopefully have enough profit to organise a trip for the group.

“I also think doing something like this is great for my course because it is real business planning.”

Raymond Sharp, Enterprise Coordinator at the College, added: “This is an excellent opportunity for the students to gain first hand experience in setting up a micro business.”