Dragons’ Descend On College


Three business experts will visit the College on Wednesday 26th November in order to judge the Final of a Dragons’ Den competition. Participating students have registered their interest and must face the Panel and pitch their business idea. They each have fifteen minutes in which to convince the panel of the soundness of their plan by providing details of their business idea, along with costings, sales projections and sustainability. Each of the four winners will be announced on the day and will receive a cheque for £250 to put towards the development of their business.

Event organiser, Student Services Manager, Catherine Mosdell said:The Den will provide students with valuable feedback from business professionals on the viability of their business proposals. They will also be given tips on how to progress with their proposal as well as sources of information and funding.

Details of Dragons’:

Colette Rouhier

Colette’s current major business interest lies with Coldesign. With her colleagues she delivers exciting and unique designs and images that talk to customers in a clear and direct style. The company works with existing and developing businesses, large and small, to help get their message out to customers. She works with business owners to design a marketable identity and offers complete media support to promote the business in both traditional and new media.

Stephen Poulter

Stephen has had a varied portfolio career across many different areas of media and worked for large corporations such as the BBC and educational institutions including Kingston University. In addition, he has worked for medium and small independent companies which has given him a bird’s eye perspective over many different business models.

Colin Fredriksen

Colin is an experienced and successful entrepreneur. He runs ‘Training Business for Growth’ and works with budding and experienced entrepreneurs to help them develop and grow their businesses. He is also a mentor for Elevation Networks and works with the EN ‘Start Up’ initiative which offers budding entrepreneurs living in the UK the chance to finance their business and get it up and running.


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