On the 17th September, Key Stage 4 and 5 business students spent the afternoon listening to inspirational talks from Sarah Anderton from Simply Delicious and Nicky Thomas from The THOMAS Project. Sarah Anderton is the owner of Simply Delicious which is a Coffee Shop and Delicatessen located in the heart of Aldridge. Simply Delicious focuses on serving high quality food and drink whilst offering exceptional customer service. Nicky Thomas is the Project Manager of The THOMAS Project which is a charity aiming to support individuals and families in need, in the West Midlands and Stafford counties through their food bank, ministry and training and education programmes.
These two local entrepreneurs shared with our students the key characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, the different motivational forces which can drive an entrepreneur to succeed and the risks and rewards of starting your own business. They also offered advice to our students who may wish to start their own business in the future.