Coleg Cambria’s ‘Dolly Parting’ win Barclays Built for Business Final!
Four Hairdressing students from Coleg Cambria’s Deeside site have been crowned winners of the Barclays UK Built for Business enterprise competition.
The team was one of five shortlisted from across the UK to compete in the final which was held at Barclays’ Head Offices in Canary Wharf. London.
During their trip to the capital the innovative students had to pitch their business idea, aptly named ‘Dolly Parting’, for an inclusive hairdressing salon that meet the needs of all members of society including the disabled and elderly, to a panel of judges including Chris Hearn, Head of Education at Barclays and Sylvia Perrins, CEO of The National Skills Academy for Financial Services.
Lynn Williams, Enterprise Lecturer said:
‘‘We are delighted that the Coleg Cambria team won this highly esteemed prize. Competitions like these provide a great opportunity for our students to both develop and showcase their entrepreneurial skills. Dolly Parting’s business idea was every bit as innovative as their team name, Dolly Parting!”
‘’Congratulations to each and every one of the team, this is an amazing achievement and thoroughly deserved,’’ added Julie Guzzo, Deputy Director of Curriculum Hair and Beauty Deeside.
Team members Kelly Meredith, Rachel Booth, Sian Pickford and Robyn Threadgold were thrilled with their win.
‘‘This has really boosted our confidence whilst developing our skills and given us ideas of what we can achieve after we have finished college.’’
Feature image: left to right: Robyn Threadgold, Kelly Meredith, Sian Pickford and Rachel Booth
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