Buckswood Investment Club

The Buckswood Investment and Traders Club

Young Enterprise is the UK’s largest business and enterprise education charity. Every year they help 250,000 young people learn about business and the world of work under the guidance of volunteers from 3,500 companies. Young Enterprise run various classroom-based or company-based programmes for students from the age of 12 to 19. These programmes include:

  • Enterprise in Action
  • Personal Economics
  • Industry Master-class
  • Company Programme

Buckswood School entered the Company Programme and this meant students aged 15+ had to set- up and run their own company over the course of one academic year. The students had to raise finance, develop a product, promote the company, sell the products to the public and manage the finances.
Buckswood School’s Young Enterprise team decided to name their company The Broomham Trading Co., after the name of the main school house at Buckswood.

Goods offered for sale by the company were Christmas themed goods in the first Trade Fair and goods made on the streets of Swaziland in the second Trade Fair – AUTHENTIC AFRICAN ARTIFACTS.
The team sell their products at school events such as Sports and Speech Day, Open Days and Christmas Market”.

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BROOMHAM TRADING CO. ACTIVITIES

  • Organise 2 fund raising events to raise initial capital Create an account with a wholesaler (for Christmas goods)
  • Organise/attend Hastings schools Trade Fair in Priory Meadow.
  • Organise/attend Sussex schools Trade Fair at Brighton Marina.
  • Organise a catalogue of Authentic African Artifacts with photographs and descriptions Create a website to enable online trade.

Achievements so far:

  • Mystery Shopper Award for best stand and best customer service at the Priory Meadow event.
  • Mystery Shopper award for best stand and best customer service at the Brighton Marina event.
  • Close to £300 raised for Swaziland charities.

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