Four of Notre Dame’s Business students have won the inaugural University of Leeds Business Challenge!
40 of our lower sixth students took part, each of our eight teams preparing a business plan with support from a university ambassador. At the competition final at Leeds Business School on March 31, each team presented their plan to a board of potential investors.
Three other schools took part (Stokesley School & Sixth Form College, Northallerton School & Sixth Form, and Belle Vue Girls Academy), and the competition was fierce. After a period of consideration, the winning business was announced: Expose, developed by students Holly Marshall, Ella-Roís Walsh, Piotr Krupa, and Charlie Moody. The product they described in their business plan was a metal straw that changes colour if a drink is spiked.
Head of Business Aine Hardcastle said, “We couldn’t be more proud of all our students who took part in this challenge. They demonstrated their professionalism, resourcefulness and creativity, and all came up with viable business ideas. Congratulations to Holly, Ella-Roís, Piotr and Charlie for their well-deserved win.”