Budding entrepreneurs at Coleg Ceredigion’s Aberystwyth Campus recently wowed the panel at the Enterprising Pitches Conference held at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.
The Enterprising Pitches Conference is the culmination of a year-long project between the University of Wales, Trintity Saint David, Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion, which saw students take part in a series of enterprise workshops aimed at developing their entrepreneurial skills and ideas. The workshops helped students think about the routes available to them at the end of their studies, such as self-employment and starting their own business.
Level 3 Business students Megan Webster and Harriet Farley were invited to pitch their own individual ideas to the panel, headed by Percy Emmett, Business Start-Up Consultant. Megan’s idea to set up an online outlet selling South African crafts with a Fairtrade angle impressed the judges, and earned her a prize at the end of the pitch. Having researched the idea and spotted a gap in the market, Megan’s confidence in the concept was clear as she completed her pitch.
Harriet went on to pitch her idea, and the judges were so impressed, they have offered advice on patenting the idea for the future.
Keith Henson, Business Development Manager at Coleg Ceredigion, commented “Both Megan and Harriet have shown initiative in their pitches, and they represented Coleg Ceredigion very well. Congratulations to both”.