The competition represents a search for the local business entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Second Year Business students, Ari Farrell, Somersby Lock, Jordan Bhadye and Katie Lennon found out they came in at third place in the competition, and won a prize of £500 to help them start their business plan.
The competition is organised by Kwasi Kwarteng (MP) along with Spelthorne Borough Council and its sponsors include BA, BP, Heathrow, London Square, Shepperton Studios and Dnata.
The Brooklands Business students were asked to write a full business plan and are invited to pitch their business idea to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel of judges on 24th May at BP Head Quarters in Sunbury.
Describing the team’s idea, Ariphon Farrell said, ‘Our business idea is called ‘A&E Time-tracker’ and it is a free, interactive, patient scheduling solution which aims to make A&E Department waiting times quicker and more efficient via the use of personal mobile/tablet technology. The new system will provide A&E patients with up to date information about where they are in the A&E process and allow the NHS to allocate its resources more effectively – providing high quality care for patients whilst improving waiting time targets.’
Well done to the Business students for coming third – a great achievement for all.