Make £5 Blossom
“As local business people, we can’t moan about a lack of skilled employees without getting involved in their early development.”
Phil Batty, MD - Force-7
With the support of Hull Ready, local businesses are being given the chance to invest in the futures of young people - by getting involved with the innovative, ‘Make £5 Blossom’ scheme.
An initial investment of just £150 could have a whole class of eager pupils developing business plans and launching an idea or product. After training, each child will be given £5 and they have to make a profit – paying back their loan in full.
Pupils will decide what they sell, where they sell it and to whom, before checking the profits and presenting their final results.
Business investors will be invited to the presentations, where certificates are awarded for the most successful businesses, as well as the most innovative, creative and hard-working entrepreneurs.
The following short video shows some of the acitvities and excitement the 'Make £5 Blossom' scheme inspires: