Each year the Grade 9 Economic and Management Sciences girls start and run their own businesses. The girls have the option of being a sole trader or forming a partnership within their registration class. The project involves, amongst other things, conducting market research, drawing up a business plan and finally selling their wares at The Wykeham Collegiate annual Market Day. The project is concluded with The Business of The Year awards ceremony. This is an opportunity to thank all the girls for their effort and commitment to the programme and also to award prizes in 4 categories.
Mrs Melanie Veness, the CEO of the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Commerce was the guest speaker at this year’s awards ceremony.
The Winners were:- Business of the Year Award : Hipsta Please Emma Henderson, Jade Newman, Tessa Winter
Most Creative Business : Bella Belle, Chelsea-Belle Gevers
TWC Chamber of Commerce Award : Nutelleria, Haseena Kajee
Most Profitable Business Award : African Allure, Jessica Hirschowitz, Emma Daugherty, Sarah Bristow, Rachel Springate.