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Business Enterprise Challenge Starts At Shrewsbury Town

11 January 2016

Shrewsbury College Students Quiz Town Officials

"To go behind scenes and speak to the Shrewsbury Town officials is a good experience.

"Not many people have the opportunity to do that."
Matthew Cannon, 17, who studies on the business course at the College, said:

The students are due to return to Greenhous Meadow to pitch their ideas on the three topics highlighted above in a Dragon's Den style event.

"We brought the group along to find out how Shrewsbury Town works.

"We're now going to go away and think about how we can get information from spectators and come up with ideas for challenges the Club faces."
Shirley Wheeler, course tutor for one of the business courses at Shrewsbury College, said:

"It was good to have the students in and some of the work they are doing may become invaluable to increase different part and productivity of the Club.

"It's good to have the link with Shrewsbury College in different formats other than just sport.

"They will come in for the Rochdale game and hopefully question some of the supporters on what to improve."
Jamie Edwards, Shrewsbury Town in the Community manager, said:

The Shrewsbury Town panel consisted of chief executive Matt Williams, commercial manager Richard Hill, Shrewsbury Town in the Community manager Jamie Edwards and media assistant Sam Gilliland.

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.

- Improve ways to communicate to people in Shropshire and beyond
- Increase the number of Junior Shrews members
- Improve the family experience at the Greenhous Meadow
The students have been set the task to present ways to: 

The phase one event took place in the Sovereign Suite at Greenhous Meadow.

Students from Shrewsbury College fired questions at Shrewsbury Town officials on Monday afternoon as part of a Business Enterprise challenge.

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