Winning business start-up idea from Manchester SKILL! programme announced

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Aldermore Bank is delighted to announce All Hallows High School as the winners of the public vote for the 2013 Manchester SKILL! Programme.

The winning pitch, Pure Water, received 28 per cent of the public vote. All Hallows High School will now receive £1,000 to donate to a charity of its choice.

Pure Water was a start-up company that produced plastic bottles which instantly purified unclean water. Map Cultured, a social network concept from Manchester Academy, came in second place.

Everyone at Aldermore would like to extend their congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the SKILL! workshop in Manchester. The judges were impressed by all of the ideas presented by the teams and commented on the high quality of all the business plans presented during the event. You can listen to the judge's comments below.

Speaking about Aldermore's involvement in the SKILL Programme, Aldermore's Regional Managing Director Nick Smith said:

"The SKILL! Programme is a fantastic scheme and an excellent opportunity for youngsters to learn and develop employment skills for the future. The team at Aldermore is delighted to be helping the futures of local students and local initiatives like this show how smart and receptive our youngsters are."

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