Best kept retail secret in Glasgow

Story by Jack Rudram from Dunbartonshire Area Board.

Those in the know will have earmarked Saturday 24 November a very special Christmas shopping day - a day to visit the Young Enterprise Scotland Trade Fair which takes place in the Glasgow Concert Hall from 10am to 4pm. Anyone looking for stocking fillers which don't cost a fortune could do a lot worse than check out this very special, once a year event. Entrance is free and you will be able to meet with creative students from schools across Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and the surrounding areas who will be selling the products they have developed in their Young Enterprise Scotland companies.The Young Enterprise Company Programme is UK wide and encourages school groups to form companies which devise, produce and sell products in the run up to Christmas and beyond. The participants take the roles you would find in any company with a managing director at the helm, a marketing director controlling marketing activities and a financial director to supervise the financial aspects, plus others in supporting roles. The programme encourages entrepreneurship in young people and is key to developing some of the business skills so highly prized in school and university leavers. Participants say that the programme improves their confidence and self esteem, as well as their understanding of many of the aspects of running a business.Since early this school session, as part of the Young Enterprise Company Programme, these creative, entrepreneurial youngsters have been developing innovative and exciting products, and forming companies within their schools to produce and market their brightest and best ideas. We encourage people to come along and enjoy the festive atmosphere whilst browsing at imaginatively decorated stalls amongst the offerings of some 40 companies. There is always something new and interesting available, and plenty of economical gifts to be purchased. The schools represented come from both West and East Dunbartonshire including Helensburgh, Dumbarton, Clydebank, Bearsden, Milngavie, Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch, as well as from other parts of Glasgow. Chair of the Young Enterprise Dunbartonshire Area Board, Jack Rudram said:'This is a great opportunity for everyone to buy exciting and useful gifts designed and produced by some of the most creative young people in Scotland, and at the same time help them develop the entrepreneurial skills deemed so necessary for our country’s future economy. Don’t miss the Young Enterprise fair at the Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 24th November, 10am to 4pm.”

Thanks Jack, we'll see you there!

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