Stanground College student Alannah Di Cataldo has her place set at the
boardroom table, according to Young Enterprise judges.
The seventeen-year-old beat off
competition from rival 'companies' to win the coveted title of
Managing Director of the Year in the Peterborough Young Enterprise
"It taught me a great deal about
how a business should be run and yet it was really good fun at the
same time," said Alannah, whose prize was an electronic
diary/organiser from sponsor Anne Corder Recruitment.
Alannah's 10-minute presentation about
her collegeıs company Oxygen is what finally clinched it for her,
according to judge Anne Corder.
"This yearıs presentations were
of a very high standard. Alannah was an exceptional student and
obviously has a real head for business. We hope that she and all those
who took part in Young Enterprise will have got a real taste for
business and the experience will help them when considering their own
career prospects in the future."
Alannah was among scores of regional
students aged between 15 and 19 who spent the last year learning about
the world of business first hand. Each participating school or college
set up and ran their own company.
At Stanground College, the students'
company Oxygen sold a range of jewellery and cards to fellow students
and to visitors at the Young Enterprise trade fairs. They kept their
own accounts, held boardroom meetings and found themselves discussing
typical issues which affect all businesses - they even made a tidy
profit at the end of their operating year!
Development Manager for Young
Enterprise, Nicola Bradley, said: "The aim is to whet studentsı
appetites and let them find out for themselves the reality of running
a company, the pitfalls, not just the successes.
"This year's participating
schools and colleges have worked extremely hard and the results
reflect this. Our thanks must go to the schools themselves, their
Young Enterprise link teachers and businesses across Greater
Peterborough who continue to support the Young Enterprise