“ The Silver Tie team did fantastically well; they have really understood and applied all the business principles they learnt on the course. We have been inspired by their creativity and passion which came across from their business ideas and the final presentation. It has been very rewarding to see how their confidence has grown throughout the course. ”
The team won for an idea for an app which, in their words: “Puts your child's education in your hands”. Their app was envisaged to keep parents up-to-date with school events, newsletters and term times and provide a forum to post comments. With their business model for the app reflecting the multi-cultural nature of the local area, the students proposed translations in the five most spoken local languages.
“ Today has been awesome! I feel like a princess. ”
After being treated to tours of Clarence House and HM Treasury, where they met Chief Secretary of the Treasury Danny Alexander, the young winners were chauffered in Bentley Mulsanne cars, generously supplied by Bentley, to an elegant dinner to round off the day.
Held at The Cinnamon Club, and hosted by Vivek Singh TV Chief and friend to Mosaic, the dinner was attended by guests including Apprentice stars Elizabeth Locke and Gabrielle Omar and Amber Atherton.
To read a fuller account, and view images and video from the day, visit the Mosaic website.
Mosaic was founded by the Prince of Wales in 2007 as a mentoring programme creating opportunities for young people growing up in our most deprived communities. It was run by Business in the Community until July 2016, when it became part of the Prince's Trust.