Enter the TUS dragon!

TUS are pleased to report that they have been selected as a mentor in the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge in North Herts and Stevenage.

Rebecca Fatharly, the Information Officer for  North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service, explains:

“The Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge works by recruiting teams of lower sixth form students from local schools who are then matched with a mentor (Dragon) from a local business in their task to turn £100 into £1,000 for a local community group or charity through a business venture. Each team is also required to produce a business plan and final report.”

Our first meeting with our assigned team from Hitchin Boys School and charity Waste Not Want Not has already taken place. Plans are afoot to rapidly increase the seed money and focus all efforts on maximising the return for this very deserving Community Interest Company.

Finance Manager of TUS, Mark Malone added, “I think this team has the potential to make a significant contribution to this years Challenge. The enthusiasm shown by the students for the task ahead and the enterprising attitude from Waste Not Want Not both bode well for getting a great result. The students have a fantastic opportunity to get a window on the world of business and all of the many ways it can be used to improve people’s lives”

For more information on the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge click here and watch our news posts for updates on how our team is progressing!


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