Business is booming at Newry Schools

Posted by
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Business, Community
Students from Newry are preparing to start a business as they take part in the Company Programme with local charity Young Enterprise.

Students from Newtownhamilton High School show off their company at last year’s Young Enterprise Trade Fair event at Rushmere Shopping Centre with BBC Young Apprentice star Maria Doran

The Company Programme will see 16-18 year olds from Newtownhamilton High School, St Columban’s College, St Joseph’s High School and St Mark’s High School develop marketable products or services and business plans under the guidance of Volunteer Business Advisers from local businesses. The companies will then have the opportunity to sell their wares at specially organised Young Enterprise Trade Fairs across Northern Ireland. Young Enterprise Chief Executive, Carol Fitzsimons commented, “The Company Programme is the ultimate enterprise experience. It gives young people the opportunity to develop the skills they will need for a successful future in education, employment and enterprise through a hands-on ‘learning by doing’ approach”. The programme runs until the end of the academic year in May where a panel of Northern Ireland’s top businesspeople will decide the Company of the Year to represent Northern Ireland in the UK wide finals held in London in June. Visit to see how you can get involved with Young Enterprise, empowering young people with the skills and confidence to succeed in life and work. Young Enterprise NI is part funded by the Department of Education.
Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in