Funding Confirmed For All Queen Anne's 'Tycoon in Schools' Entrepreneurs

Wednesday 21st October 2015

Congratulations to our U4 (Year 9) pupils who have successfully received funding from the ‘Tycoon In Schools’ initiative for their companies “Picture This”, “GlamCans” and “RustiQ”.  This is the first time that all of our groups have successfully receiving funding for their business ventures.

The three companies will each receive a start-up loan of approximately £500.00 and will commence trading their products on Monday 2 November.

The groups taking part in this year’s “Tycoon in Schools” Challenge are:

“Picture This” are a team of 7 pupils who will be selling picture frames decorated with backing paper and string so that polaroid pictures can be displayed on miniature pegs.

“GlamCans” consists of 8 pupils and the girls will be recycling tins into a glamorous, fashionable and funky … GlamCans with a multitude of uses!

“RustiQ” is the largest of the 3 companies with 9 pupils involved and will be producing slate chalk boards for the home, for school and for the office.

The next stage of the competition will see all three companies begin trading on Monday 2 November with the trading phase running until Friday 18 December.

‘Tycoon in Schools’ is a nationwide campaign to get Britain’s school children involved in entrepreneurship and gives students an opportunity to experience running a real life business, from creating a business plan to actually trading – all while at school. The campaign is founded by the Peter Jones Foundation, to which HRH The Duke of York is the Patron.

“Picture This” consists of:

  • Maddie Clark
  • Amber Richards
  • Olivia Gryce
  • Abigail Leaver
  • Tia Giles
  • Perdy Dabliz
  • Anna Hallam

“GlamCans” consists of:

  • Georgie Kent
  • Molly Renders
  • Grace Smith
  • Hannah Khalique
  • India Broughton
  • Annie Anderson-Jeffs
  • Talia Jones
  • Evie Harris

“RustiQ” consists of:

  • Georgie Ralston
  • Sophia Ekundayo
  • Millie Bowater
  • Lucy Goudge
  • Lucy Evans
  • Zoe Campbell
  • Ellie Toms
  • Pippi Heath
  • Emily Oram

Congratulations to all our U4 girls and further information on how to buy their products will be available through the website and through their social media pages.

Good luck!