Hundreds particpate in Croydon Enterprise Week

Croydon Guardian: Winners of the Dragons’ Den competition, Lee-Ann Inniss, Mustafa Adam and Shauna Chambers Winners of the Dragons’ Den competition, Lee-Ann Inniss, Mustafa Adam and Shauna Chambers

Hundreds of people have participated in a host of free events to mark the first Croydon Enterprise Week.

Among them were four teams of young entrepreneurs who pitched their business ideas at a Dragon's Den style event at Croydon College.

The winners from John Ruskin College won £500 and a business mentoring support package from the SME Consortium.

Their team Business Berries' winning proposal was for a mobile device application for students to stay in touch with tutors' comments about their course work.

Croydon Enterprise Week ran from November 5 and 10, and venues across the borough and at the NatWest mobile business school.

Over 20 workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and business-to-business shows took place.

The annual We Mean Business exhibition coincided with Enterprise Week and was held at Fairfield Halls were over 100 businesses networked throughout the day.

Enterprise Week was a joint initiative by Croydon Council, NatWest Bank, Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA), the Federation of Small Businesses, training providers, colleges, local businesses and the voluntary sector.

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