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The Peter Jones Academy – By Jessica Dale, Old Edwardian.

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The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy was founded by entrepreneur and star of Dragon’s Den, Peter Jones CBE, with a view to encouraging more entrepreneurial activity within the UK, based on a philosophy of ‘learning by doing’. The Academy aims to equip future generations of entrepreneurs with the skills and mindset to run their own businesses thereby […]

L5th Business Morning

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On Monday 9th July, girls in the Lower Fifth took part in a Business challenge, delivered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The girls worked in teams and took on the role of Chartered Accountants to produce a SWOT analysis for a fictional company Diamond Fusion Jewellers. The aim was […]

Eureka Challenge 2012

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Towards the end of the summer term, girls in the Lower Sixth AS Level Business and Economics group have been working towards the Eureka Challenge which takes place at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 11th July. The girls were tasked to come up with a quintessentially British product to market within a developing country. […]

Negative and Positive Externalities

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We have been studying the topic of negative and positive externalities in Economics and Business.  I came across the following news items which apply well to the topic: 1. The Green Bus The Green Bus company is the UK leader in home to school transport and is currently subsidised by the Public Transport authority Centro. […]

Young Enterprise Meeting

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Kinari Patel and Yesha Patel review the Young Enterprise meeting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers: We were invited this week to represent our company Aztec at a Young Enterprise meeting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where we were given advice on marketing and sales skills. In the next few weeks Aztec has trade fairs in Birmingham, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield so […]

Competitions!

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The time of the year is approaching when the girls get entrepreneurial and innovative, take a bit of risk, do presentations and deal with questions on the spot.  We have 3 competitions on this term that will put some of our KEHS girls to the test. We have the ICAEW Business Competition on 13th March […]

Ethical Dilemmas

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ETHICAL DILEMAS DEBATE AT BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOL, BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY (NOV 2011) On Tuesday 1st November, 6 U6th girls went to the ESRC Festival of Social Science “Ethical Dilemmas” Debate at the University of Birmingham’s Business school.  The debate was hosted by Andrew Miles in a BBC Question Time format with a diverse panel ranging from […]

IFS Student Investor Challenge

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By Emma Harrison U6th On Thursday, the Economics department had a visit from Liam Collins from the ifs School of Finance. He spoke about the ifs Student Investor Challenge in which students invest a virtual £100 000 on the stock market. He also spoke about selecting which companies to invest in. This year there are […]

My meeting with Melody Hossaini.

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By Jess Dale U6th At the end of September, I attended a conference at Birmingham Art Museum held by Melody Hossaini, a former contestant on the latest series of ‘The Apprentice’. She conducted a speech on her experiences of the BBC show, Sir Alan himself and also spoke about her social enterprise ‘InspirEngage’ which she […]