/ Author: SPF

As part of their course, Guernsey College of Further Education Second Year Students on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport complete a ‘Sport as a Business’ unit where they are invited to come up with ideas for new sport products or sports venues which they then pitch in a ‘Dragons’ Den’.

The panel is made up of professionals in business, finance and sport, and included SPF Associate Gary Wallbridge.

The students worked in teams and acted as directors of their own company. They pitched their ideas to the ‘Dragons’ and were then given some very difficult questions to answer.

The winning team, ‘POWA’, consisted of Alfred Hollowell, Ella Podger, Callan Loveridge and Oscar Leadbeater. The team had invented recycled steel gym equipment that can be packed away to a compact size, which was perfect in the ‘lockdown’ climate.

Gary commented “We particularly liked the concept of recycling old equipment. POWA’s business plan was well presented and very detailed, making them the worthy winner”.

SPF were delighted to sponsor the awards ceremony on Friday 18 June, and provide a cash prize which was presented to the winning team by our MD Pierre Blampied. Ella will be using her money to help start up her own sports business, Peachy Fit, which is launching this year.