*The poll to choose the SKILL! Programme winner is now closed. Thanks to all those who took part*
Last week, Aldermore invited young people from schools across the North West to pitch their ideas to a number of leading business experts as part of the Manchester SKILL! Programme event. In all, ten schools shared their product ideas to a panel of experts, including Phil Jones, Managing Director of Brother UK.
Now, Aldermore is giving you the chance to vote for your favourite business idea developed by students during the event and help a school win a £1000 for their local charity.
Each of the business proposals pitched during the Manchester SKILL! Programme are below. Vote in the poll at the bottom of the page and show your support for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Hear Here - Oasis Academy
An add-on application for social networks, offering visually impaired users accessibility to sites like Twitter and Facebook
Social Inc. - Oasis Academy
A social network for teenagers who have trouble socialising with others
Pure Water - All Hallows High School
A company that produces bottles that instantly purify unclean water
Map Culture - Manchester Academy
A social network that allows users to find cultural events in their region
TV Cubed - All Hallows High School
A downsized television with a smaller carbon footprint than modern devices
Boris' Breakfast Food - All Hallows High School
A breakfast-delivery company that provides healthy breakfast choices for schools.
Trans-mate - Manchester Academy
An app that encourages language use through international social networking
Fitness Instructors - Wentworth High School
A company that provides fitness classes to schools across the country
Fountain of Youth - Wentworth High School
A not-for-profit organisation that encourages young people to drink more water
Sunny - Wentworth High School
A solar-powered phone cover that charges mobile phones
Prize Draw terms and conditions
1. Entry is free and open to public vote for anyone over the age of 18
2. Only one entry per person is permitted.
3. Entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
4. The prize is the donation of £1000 to the school with most public votes. There are no runners' up prizes. (hereinafter as the 'Prize')
5. The prize excludes any associated costs and expenses which may be incurred in taking up the Prize.
6. The winning entries will be selected and overseen by an independent adjudicator.
7. A representative from a winning school will be notified by email and/or by letter.
8. The winning school will be notified of the results 10 days after completion of the promotion.
9. The promoter is Aldermore Bank plc, 1st Floor Block B, Western House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6FZ.
10. The decision of the promoter is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
11. The prize will be provided by Aldermore Bank plc.
12. The promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this prize draw.
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