Five Winstanley College students had a very successful day at the ‘Young Enterprise Trafford and Wigan Area Showcase 2018’ on Friday 23rd March, winning three out of four awards. Sophie Kellett, James Gardner, Leah Turner, Louis Saunderson and Sam Parsonage emerged triumphant in the ‘Best Presentation’, ‘Best Trade Stand’ and ‘Best Overall Company’ categories with their business ‘Box it Up’; a unique company that specialises in bespoke seasonal boxes with handy ‘To Do’ guides.
The group’s ‘Live it Up’ box wowed judges during the event held at the Trafford Centre and ultimately saw them successfully advance to the Greater Manchester finals. Perfect for first time festival goers and nervous parents, the innovative ‘Live it Up’ box contains the vital necessities required to survive a gig or festival, including items such as deodorant and mouthwash. Their showpiece however was ‘A Guide to Gigs for Guys and Girls’, a handy festival book outlining some fundamental ‘dos and don’ts’ based on their own vast, collective experience of over one hundred gigs and festivals.
Judges were particularly impressed by Box it Up’s individuality and use of music during their presentation and also praised the way in which the team conducted themselves throughout the day.
Box it Up compete in the Greater Manchester finals on the 18th April; here’s hoping for another successful outing!