By: Chelmsford College Posted: 20/05/2024 Share:

ENT FEST! 2024 Showcases the Next Generation of Businesses

Chelmsford College's annual ENT FEST! took place on 20 May 2024. At the event, the College's talented Level 3 Enterprise learners pitched their own businesses and products to various staff members and real-life stakeholders.

ENT FEST! 2024 Showcases the Next Generation of Businesses

The course has prepared learners for this moment by equipping them with the knowledge on how to set up and run a business as well as the skills that come with that, such as marketing, communication, and organisation. ENT FEST! showcased the learners' dedication and hard work by having their physical products on display with them that they are already selling. For many of these learners, it would have been their first time pitching and presenting, especially to established businesses, so all who took part did amazingly and should be proud of themselves.

In Dragons Den style, once the judges had a chance to speak with all the learners, they had the hard decision of voting for who they thought was best for a variety of categories. Once the votes were counted, all involved in ENT FEST! 2024 gathered for an award ceremony to collect their certificates and prizes.

The winners were as follows:

Best Pop-up Shop: Jess S with Nourish and Bake

Best Sales Pitch: Jazmin C with Hamper Boutique

Best in Sustainability: Will S with Unique Bottles

Most Inspiring Entrepreneur:

1. Gold: Demi-Morgan W
2. Silver: Ryan O
3. Bronze: Archie B

Best Business for Doing Good in the Community: Sonny B with The Dementia Hub

"ENT FEST! 2024 is a great opportunity for our budding young entrepreneurs to showcase their talents and businesses to real entrepreneurs and businesses in our local community. The learners have worked incredibly hard to launch their businesses today, and I wish them every success as they continue to run their businesses in their second year."

Claire Wood Lecturer in Business Studies

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