Bradford College played host to the best in new entrepreneurial talent, with the second Bradford Enterprise Academy’s Christmas Fair.
Inspired by the likes of Peter Jones of Dragons Den fame and Lord Alan Sugar of The Apprentice, students and staff used their entrepreneurial skills to market a wide range of handmade products. These included jewellery, bags, original framed photographic prints, Christmas cards, flower displays, amazing cupcakes, and much, much more. Students also provided makeup and beauty treatments and manicures.
This was a true cross college occasion, with the event being supported by several departments.
It was also supported by staff and students from Laisterdyke School who had two stands, one a social enterprise venture and the other being run by an entrepreneurial 13 year old student selling digital jigsaws.
The fair has been sponsored by local businesses including Lahore Café Bar, Morrison’s and Nandos and profits raised will go towards funding college trips.
Commenting on the Christmas Fair, Peter Horton, Business and Enterprise Programme Manager, said: “Today has been an amazing success. The talents of our students and their entrepreneurial skills have really come to life. This event continues to provide a great platform where students can put their business skills to the test – what better place to trial a new idea. There is a very high quality of product on sale and all of the students here can take great pride in what they have achieved.”
Next Spring will see the second Easter Fair – watch out for further dates and details.