Young Enterprise Trade Fair returns to Wakefield on February 13

Date: 09/02/2016
Ref: PR 6171

People are invited to come along to the next Young Enterprise Trade Fair which is being hosted by Wakefield Council.

The event on Saturday 13 February, 8.30am to 4pm, is being held in the Cathedral precinct in Wakefield for the second year running.

It will give people the chance to purchase a range of unique gifts from students attending secondary schools from across Yorkshire and the Humber region.

Some of the products on sale at the stalls include clothing, jewellery and innovative book marks containing computer coding, linking to websites.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills said: "I am very pleased that we are able to host the Young Enterprise Trade Fair. It will showcase a range of innovative products made by young people. Nurturing the talent of young people is an important part of helping them develop their skills for the future."

A total of 20 schools are taking part, including one based in the Wakefield district – Silcoates School in Wrenthorpe.

As well as creating some of their own products or services, students have also developed their own business and marketing plans to set up and run their own company for a year.

Each team of students will have their products and sales judged, with a winner going forward to the national competition. They will also win a trophy which will be presented by Cllr Jeffery at the event.

There will be an information stand at the event for any local schools or colleges who would like to get involved in future events as a part of the scheme.

Young Enterprise is the UK's leading enterprise and financial education charity helping to support young people's development of employability. They work with youngsters aged four to twenty five years of age.​