Wallace High School’s Young Enterprise Company “Hot Streak” scooped two awards at the Ballymena Trade Fair last week. The twenty strong company wowed the judges with their innovative product “Straight Safe” – a stand for hair straighteners.
Sales Director Amy White explained, “Our market research team explored various products and one of our members, Ruth Gamble, came up with the idea of a stand for straighteners. Nearly every pupil in school owns straighteners and all of those we interviewed reported issues with safety. Our handy stand ensures that straighteners –which are very expensive and precious to most teenagers – can be stored safely. We are making our stands here in the Technology Department at Wallace and we were delighted with the response to the product at last week’s Trade Fair.”
Managing Director Chris Williams was also recognised on an individual level, being chosen as “Best Personality” by the team of Young Enterprise judges.
Chris commented, “I was delighted to win the individual award but I’d like to pay tribute to the hard work and determination of all the company and the excellent advice offered by our teacher Ms Neill. We learnt a lot from attending the Ballymena Trade Fair and welcomed the positive feedback on our company. I’m happy to say that our website has just been launched and I’d encourage anyone who is keen to learn more about our product to come and visit us at future trade fairs.”
Last modified: February 24, 2016