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Students Pitch Ideas To Shrewsbury Town Officials

18 April 2016

Shrewsbury College Final Event Held At Club

All teams were awarded with certificates and the winning team will receive a VIP experience in the Sovereign Suite at Greenhous Meadow for one of Shrewsbury Town's pre-season matches this summer.
"They have pitched their ideas in a real business environment to the management team.

"It's good to see the management team and see how difficult it is from their point of view."

"It was a great business opportunity for our students. Shirley Wheeler, course tutor for one of the business courses at Shrewsbury College, said:

"It was a fantastic event and the students were brilliant with the ideas they came up with on the day on how the Club can improve its experience for families on match days.

"Events like this are great to increase the charity's relationship with Shrewsbury College and we thank all students that got on board and presented to the panel."
Shrewsbury Town in the Community's education and inclusion manager, Jade Hibbert, said:

The winning presentation, as decided by the panel, went to the team of Sam Ford, Will Lever and Jack Darlington.

The students had fired questions at the Town officials at the first stage event in January and conducted market research with supporters at Shrewsbury Town's home fixture against Rochdale in  March.

The students pitched their ideas to the Shrewsbury Town panel which consisted of chief executive Brian Caldwell, commercial manager Richard Hill and Shrewsbury Town in the Community manager Jamie Edwards.

- Improve ways to communicate to people in Shropshire and beyond
- Increase the number of Junior Shrews members
- Improve the family experience at Greenhous Meadow

The final event, which took place in Shrewsbury Town in the Community's Community Hub, tasked the students with presenting ways to:

The challenge aimed to give 16-18 year olds from Shropshire the basic principles of business through a range of interactive learning opportunities both in the classroom and at Greenhous Meadow.

Students from Shrewsbury College presented ideas to Shrewsbury Town officials on Monday afternoon as part of their Business Enterprise Challenge final.

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