The Highcrest Academy

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise 2020


Miss G Spencer - Young Enterprise Co-ordinator


Mr A Pirie - Young Enterprise Co-ordinator



Young Enterprise began in September and have got off to a busy start.

This year we entered one team in the Young Enterprise Company Programme – Barkin’. Our team is lucky enough to have the help of three local Business Advisors from Veolia to help them through the process of setting up their business and establishing themselves in the market.

Barkin’ is a revolutionary new product idea which promotes eco-friendly business production through its use of recycled wood to a range of products including wooden coaster and decorations.

Since September the team have been very busy taking part in many Young Enterprise events. On 27 November, the students took part in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ experience where they presented their business ideas in return for shares of the business. This was very successful and resulted in the team receiving a huge investment.

Young Enterprise Dragon's Den

To keep up with the busy week, on November 28 they attended their first selling event, The Highcrest Academy Xmas Fayre.  Again this was a very successful event which saw loads of sales. Barkin’ would like to thank everybody who supported them on the night.

Due to the success of the Xmas Fayre, on the 8 December the team headed to Marlow for the Late Night Selling Event. Once again this event was very successful and resulted in the sale of the majority of the stock.

The next selling event is in Eden Shopping centre on 9 February. If you are available on that day, please show your support to the team.