Lochend Community High School won the Glasgow final of the Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) Company Programme with their company called LÙTH producing candles decorated with tartan.
Said LÙTH managing director – pupil Stevi-Lee Rennie- : ‘We are proud of our company and proud of our journey. We’ve come so far in a short period of time and have learned so much. We’ve made friends for life and memories to treasure. This is an experience none of us will forget.’
In the competition, senior school pupils work with a teacher and a business volunteer to set up and run their own business. The LÙTH business advisor was Alan Taylor, general manager at Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland. He said: Congratulations to the team – and link teachers Allison Burnett and Heather Kerr. I’m delighted for them. They put a lot of time and effort into their impressive presentation of their range of scented Weegie Candles presented in jars with tartan ribbon.’
Providing training and practical learning experiences to young people of all backgrounds, across Scotland, the YES Company Programme gives them a true understanding of how a business works and how wealth and employment are created.
Participants gain experience of marketing, financial management, sales, customer care and human resources, as well as practical experience of the market, supply and demand, raising finance, cost, price, profit and competition.
Lochend now go forward to the finals in June.
Selling advertising space for the Local News, developing existing business and procuring new business, keeping records of space sold, calls made and keeping timesheets, managing and developing a small sales team .
HOURS OF WORK
37.5 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday or flexible by arrangement.
Negotiable according to experience.
For further information or to arrange an interview please contact Jo Anne on 0141 226 4898