Young entrepreneurs sharpen their business skills at Enterprise Fair

Murco - 2011-06-21

The entrepreneurial spirit of Pembrokeshire’s young people shone at a county-wide enterprise fair backed by the Murco Milford Haven Refinery.

The three-day event at Haverfordwest, which drew schools, youth groups and individuals from across Pembrokeshire, featured stalls selling everything from jewellery to mirrors crafted from beach driftwood.

Pembrokeshire Enterprise Fair co-ordinator, Carole Evans, says the quality of the goods on sale had been a credit to the young people involved.

“We had at least three new schools on board this year and two new independent traders,’’ said Carole. “All the young people who took part have become more talented through getting involved in this project.’’

She said that it was thanks to Murco sponsoring the Enterprise Fair that it could be run as a free event for schools. “We couldn’t do this without Murco’s sponsorship because, although people give their time free, there are costs to meet such as hiring the stalls and obtaining permissions to trade.’’

Students from one of the schools represented, Tasker Milward, will use the money they raised to participate in the World Challenge in Morocco.

And another young entrepreneur, Jaqs Scourfield, returned for the fourth year with her jewellery business. At just 15, the Greenhill School pupil estimates that she has turned over £4,000 from the business in the last two years.

Milford Haven Refinery’s general manager, Ken Jinkerson, was amazed by the high standard and variety of businesses at the Enterprise Fair.

He hoped that the children would be inspired to go on to create their own businesses in Pembrokeshire.

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Pupils of St Aidan’s School, Wiston, are pictured at the Enterprise Fair with Murco Milford Haven Refinery general manager, Ken Jinkerson.