Business students take on Dragons Den challenge at STFC

Students from Shrewsbury College fired questions at Shrewsbury Town officials on Monday afternoon as part of a Business Enterprise challenge.

The phase 1 event took place in the Sovereign Suite at Greenhous Meadow.

The students have been set the task to present ways to: 

- Improve the family experience at the Greenhous Meadow
- Increase the number of Junior Shrews members
- Improve ways to communicate to people in Shropshire and beyond

The challenge aimed to give 16-18 year olds from Shropshire the basic principles of business through a range of interactive learning opportunities both in the classroom and at Greenhous Meadow.

The Shrewsbury Town panel consisted of chief executive Matt Williams, commercial manager Richard Hill, Shrewsbury Town in the Community manager Jamie Edwards and media assistant Sam Gilliland.

Jamie Edwards, Shrewsbury Town in the Community manager, said: "It was good to have the students in and some of the work they are doing may become invaluable to increase different part and productivity of the Club.

"It's good to have the link with Shrewsbury College in different formats other than just sport.

"They will come in for the Rochdale game and hopefully question some of the supporters on what to improve."

Shirley Wheeler, course tutor for one of the business courses at Shrewsbury College, said: "We brought the group along to find out how Shrewsbury Town works.

"We're now going to go away and think about how we can get information from spectators and come up with ideas for challenges the Club faces."

The students are due to return to Greenhous Meadow to pitch their ideas on the three topics highlighted above in a Dragon's Den style event.

Matthew Cannon, 17, on the business course at the College, said: "To go behind scenes and speak to the Shrewsbury Town officials is a good experience.

"Not many people have the opportunity to do that."

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