Queen Anne's Entrepreneurs Receive Funding From Tycoon in Schools

Wednesday 29th October 2014

Congratulations to our U4 (Year 9) students who have successfully received funding from the ‘Tycoon In Schools’ initiative for their companies ‘Chalk n Cork’ and ‘RetroCycle’.  The two companies will receive a start-up loan of £1,000 between them and will commence trading their products on Monday 3 November.

‘Chalk n Cork’ are a team of 8 students whose idea is to produce a combined chalk and cork board to help their fellow students stay organised. The product can also be tailored to each individual with custom designs such as coloured fabric, ribbon and pins.

‘RetroCycle’ consists of 7 students who want to encourage creative minds to produce inventive green products and offer them in one place. The company will offer a whole range of unique eco-friendly products that appeal to the mass market and are available under one roof such as key rings made from old bottle tops, bowls and coasters made from old magazines and notebooks decorated with old unwanted items.

The next stage of the competition will see the two companies begin trading on Monday 3 November with the trading phase running until Friday 19 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.

‘Chalk n Cork’ consists of:

  • Madeleine Pavey
  • Flora Appleyard
  • Grace Saunders
  • Alexandra Griffin
  • Annabel Lovett
  • Georgia McBurnie
  • Hannah Higgins
  • Charlotte Webb

‘RetroCycle’ consists of:

  • Romilly Hayward
  • Anastasia Dekic
  • Maya McCarthy
  • Charlotte Woodall
  • Annabelle Roberts
  • Eleanor Smith
  • Aoife Jones