Business brains scoop coveted trophy

Winning team: Team Agility from Balshaw's CE High School, Alex Baxendale, Cameron Guite, Jordan Howarth, Samantha Yates, Jamie Mills, Tom Scott, Brandon Bowling and Sam Nunnerley
Winning team: Team Agility from Balshaw's CE High School, Alex Baxendale, Cameron Guite, Jordan Howarth, Samantha Yates, Jamie Mills, Tom Scott, Brandon Bowling and Sam Nunnerley
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Watch out Lord Sugar, these Leyland schoolchildren are hot on your heels.

Pupils from schools across the borough battled it out in a bid to be crowned business brains of the year

The competition saw year 10 students from All Hallows Catholic High School, Balshaw’s CE High School, Lostock Hall Community High School, Penwortham Girls’ High School, Walton-le-Dale High School and Wellfield Business and Enterprise College take part in a day-long event.

The youngsters were asked to come up with a business plan and presented them in a Dragons Den style scenario to local businessmen.

The event, at Worden Arts Centre, was jointly organised by South Ribble Borough Council and Business Venture Group.

The winning team, from Balshaw’s CE High School, emerged victorious with their plans on how to develop and market an isotonic sports drink.

Members of the top three teams were handed day passes for South Ribble leisure centres.

Paul Heyworth, director for business support at Business Venture Group, said: “This was an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight into the world of business.”