High school pupils embrace their royal appointment

BUSINESS ACUMEN Westborough pupils at Buckingham Palace.
BUSINESS ACUMEN Westborough pupils at Buckingham Palace.

A team of talented young entrepreneurs have been crowned the winners of a business competition set up by Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones.

The Year 10 pupils from Westborough High School were invited to Buckingham Palace where they were named joint winners of the Tycoon in Schools competition for an ethical printing company they set up.

Pupil Suhail Rahim, 14, said: “It was amazing attending Buckingham Palace and winning both the Key Stage Four and overall Tycoon in Schools trophy. It was an experience of a lifetime and it made all our hard work worthwhile.

“We learned how to pitch an idea, how to negotiate with clients and suppliers and how to use our time wisely. We learnt business etiquette and the approaches needed in clinching a deal.”

Peter Jones said: “All of the teams have worked so hard and I have been bowled over by their enthusiasm and achievements throughout the competition. With thousands of students taking part, it has been the most successful Tycoon in Schools yet.”