Search on for young entrepreneurs

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Lancaster & Morecambe Newspapers have teamed up with Lancaster & Morecambe College, to find the entrepreneurs of the future! And we have £500 up for grabs for the winning school!

We are asking students of local secondary schools to show us their potential business acumen and entrepreneurial talent by putting together an enterprise initiative.

The initiative should illustrate their ability to offer a real service or product, market and promote it, and develop it into a potentially profit making venture.

The best efforts will be invited to pitch their idea, in a Dragons’ Den scenario, to our panel of judges. The winning team will pick up a fantastic £500 for their school, plus trophies and gift vouchers for themselves.

Students can choose from a variety of formats for their entries – a PowerPoint presentation, a short video, or simply a letter. Your entry should illustrate your enterprise skills including creative thinking, communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team and setting achievable goals.

Schools wishing to take part should first of all, call us on 01772 838180 to register (free of charge) or download a registration form from Entries should then be submitted via email to or by post to Young Entrepreneurs of the Year, Lancaster & Morecambe Newspapers c/o LEP, Olivers Place, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9ZA to reach us Thursday March 21.

The best ones will be invited to present their initiative to our panel of judges at Lancaster & Morecambe College on Thursday, April 25, to decide which school will win the prize! Schools’ teams should comprise no more than six students aged between 11 and 16 years of age.

Standard competition rules apply.

Heysham power stations is determined to play their part in finding the young engineers and scientists of the future and so we are joining forces with the Lancaster Guardian, The Vistior and Lancaster & Morecambe College for the Young Entrepreneurs competition and we know you will rise to this particular challenge – let your imaginations run wild and show us your technological vision for the 21st century.