Young Enterprise students set up shop at Rushmere Centre

Children from  Newbridge Integrated College who were joint winners in the Young Enterprise Big Market contest and who will be at the trade fair event at Rushmere Shopping Centre . Looking on is Mark O'Brien from award sponsor Bank of Ireland.
Children from Newbridge Integrated College who were joint winners in the Young Enterprise Big Market contest and who will be at the trade fair event at Rushmere Shopping Centre . Looking on is Mark O'Brien from award sponsor Bank of Ireland.

Young Enterprise students from the Southern area will be setting up shop at Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon on Friday, February 10 from 9am to 2pm.

Young people from across the area, including children from Lismore Comprehensive School will be selling their products, offering shoppers something different to traditional retailers in a traded fair.

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 and of course, Best Overall Company.

Sheila McGuire, Director of Human Resources at Cubis Industries, who is judged last year commented: “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. Each year the standard at the regional trade fairs improves and we are looking forward to seeing what the companies have come up with!”

Visit yeni.co.uk to see how you can get involved with Young Enterprise, empowering young people with the skills to succeed in life and work. Young Enterprise NI is part funded by the Department of Education.

Around 18 Schools and Centres will be attending the Trade Fair.