Students are rewarded for business skills

Jordan Lees and Tom Smith from Bedlingtonshire High School.
Jordan Lees and Tom Smith from Bedlingtonshire High School.
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Two students from a south east Northumberland school have been rewarded for their entrepreneurial efforts.

Bedlingtonshire High School students Jordan Lees and Tom Smith gained a grant of £575 from the Northumberland Youth Enterprise Fund and are planning to use the money to further their enterprise activities in the school, which are already extensive.

At the funding panel session, the duo gave a strong presentation and presented a business plan.

The Year 13 students have a strong enterprise history at the school and have taken part in a range of work related learning activities during Year 9, which were developed and delivered by Carole Richards from the Employability and Skills Service at Northumberland County Council. 

Jack Butcher, enterprise officer at the service, said: “Jordan and Thomas are two exceptional young entrepreneurs who have impressed throughout the Northumberland Youth Enterprise Fund process.

“From their initial application, they have worked incredibly hard to develop their innovative idea and made full use of the enterprise support available from the Employability and Skills Service.

“Jordan and Thomas have the potential to be very successful businessmen.”