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15th March 2019
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Future Business Magnates pave Roman's road to an award win
Roman has won the Marketing and Branding Award with its Future Business Magnates Team, following its successful mentoring of a team of Year 8 entrepreneurial students in the Future Business Magnates Competition.
This exciting and fun competition aims to build enthusiasm in young people and introduces them to the basics of starting and running a business. School teams are supported by a business partner from a local firm who works with the team throughout the competition, lending experience and expertise and guiding the team in its first business venture.
Each team develops a business idea and participates in a series of six challenges which include everything from team building and product design, to marketing and finance. Roman helped Barnard Castle School over the year by attending each challenge and providing the team with advice and help whenever needed. The team also had a couple of trips to Roman's headquarters, where its members were introduced to each department and shown the manufacturing process.
The team developed an ambitious business plan which created hydrogen from natural local resources to fuel agricultural machinery.
A large and glitzy Gala Award Dinner was held where achievements were acknowledged and awards were given.
"Barnard Castle School worked extremely hard on its product idea and to win the Marketing and Branding Award is such an achievement," says David Osborne, Roman's managing director. "The team's enthusiasm and eagerness to learn was inspiring to see and it has been a great pleasure to help and guide everyone through their various business challenges and we congratulate them on their well-deserved award."
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