Entrepreneurial Barking and Dagenham College students a blooming success

Students selling their goods at the stall

Students selling their goods at the stall - Credit: Archant

Students at Barking and Dagenham College have tried their hand at running a market stall after winning the chance to sell their products at Hoxton Market.

The students impressed judges from the college and charity, Community Links, with their business idea. The students were awarded £150 and the opportunity to put the plan into action, selling their upcycled vases and bouquets of flowers at the market.

Charlie Murray, 28, from Dagenham, one of the winning students said: “I’ve loved the whole project.

“Pitching to the judges was nerve wracking but also good practice for us and we were really pleased when we found out we had won.”

Adnan Mahmood, entrepreneurial coordinator and lecturer at the college said: ”It was great to see them sell their products at the market, they really enjoyed the day and have all commented on how much they’ve learnt in the process.”


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The group are now selling their goods at the college every Tuesday and Friday from 9am-4.30pm.

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