The Newsmaker team’s had the great pleasure of again working with Business Durham in support of its fantastic competition for schools – Future Business Magnates.
This has been the 18th year of FBM which – as far as I am aware – is the only contest of its kind in the UK. It involves teams of Year 8 students from across County Durham’s schools taking part in a series of business-related challenges as they go through the stages (ideas, financing, marketing) which are required to develop a new product or service. The teams are supported by one of their teachers and a local business and, in the nine years we have been working on FBM, I have never failed to be incredibly impressed by the young people’s imagination and understanding.
Below is a film we made to at the FBM Awards Celebration earlier this summer. As well as meeting some of the successful teams it was also an opportunity to work with a former colleague and friend Charlie Charlton.