Business award for young entrepreneurs

Business award for young entrepreneurs

Hampshire students were banking on their idea for a customised clothing to win a business award — and an iPod each.

And the team of Eastleigh College business and enterprise students won the Barclays Built for Business competition in which they pitched a business idea, working within a budget of £10,000.

Their idea was Revamp, a customising business for clothing and accessories.

The team was made up of 17-year-olds Catherine Sachdev, from Botley, and Karina Diaz, from Hedge End, and 19-year-old Amy Taylor, from Brambridge.

“All the other contestants told us what a good idea it was and that we should start up the business,” said Amy.

The team, with nine others, pitched their ideas to Ashok Vaswani, chief executive of Barclays Retail and Business Banking, and Sajid Javid MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

Featured image caption: Eastleigh College’s Revamp team, from left: Catherine Sachdev, Karina Diaz and Amy Taylor