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Andrew Reynolds Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Wins Awards
for Business Event of the Year &
Best UK and International Conference

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“The winner of the Surrey is
Business Person
of the Year Award
Andrew Reynolds”

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Rosie’s Soup Kitchen, Cape Town
Funded by Andrew Reynolds.

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“Awesome, inspiring, motivating –
I was blown away.”
Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Attendee

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The highest profit on £10
was £410 an impressive 4100%
increase in a month.”

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The winners of Make Your Mark with a Tenner 2007

Make Your Mark with a Tenner entries were judged on how much money was made from a single ten pound note, in just one month. This could be by an individual, or as a team. Where a team name is listed rather than an individual, the profit made is the average per tenner ‘invested’, rather than the overall profit.

The top 50 profit-making entries received a copy of Change the World for a Fiver and Richard Branson’s Screw It, Lets Do It, to inspire them to continue turning their ideas into reality. They also got the chance to put their questions to the Make Your Mark Connectors, a group of more than 100 inspirational entrepreneurs with contacts who can make things happen.

In addition the top three were awarded a cash fund which they can use to further their enterprises or to add to the good causes they’ve previously helped.

First place

Walthamstow School for Girls, London

Fazila Dadabhoy made and sold doughnuts, and made a profit of 410. She donated the profits to Macmillan Cancer Research, Islamic Aid and Oxfam.

Prize: £1,000

Second place

Sherfield School, Hook, Hampshire

Richard Robson challenged others in his class to think of ways to raise as much money as they could for chosen charity of HCPT, and made a profit of 370. The profits were used to sponsor a special-needs child to go on a holiday to Lourdes in France.

Prize: £500

Third place

Roundwood Park School, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Victoria Curl sold cakes, snacks and stationery to pupils at her school, and made a profit of 239.20. She donated money to Save the Children

Prize: £250

2007 highlights

The 2007 highlights brochure features profiles on the the top individual and group entries, as well as details of the special awards given for the most imaginative ventures, crazy ideas, eye-catching schemes and more!

Full list of top profit-making entries

  1. Walthamstow School for Girls, London
    Fazila Dadabhoy
    Profit: 410.00
    Made and sold doughnuts. Profits donated to Macmillan Cancer Research, Islamic Aid and Oxfam.
  2. Sherfield School, Hook, Hampshire
    Richard Robson
    Profit: 370.00
    Challenged others in his class to think of ways to raise as much money as they could for chosen charity of HCPT. The profits were used to sponsor a special-needs child to go on a holiday to Lourdes in France.
  3. Roundwood Park School, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Victoria Churl
    Profit: 239.20
    Sold cakes, snacks and stationery to pupils at her school. Profits donated to Save the Children
  4. Barr Beacon Language College, Aldridge, Walsall
    Gemma and Charlie
    Profit: 225.00
    Donated their tenners to the NSPCC Timeout Project and then invited local businesses to match their donation to generate more money.
  5. Holmer Green Senior School, Holmer Green, High Wycombe
    2K Challenge
    Profit: 200.00
    Set out to raise money to help rebuild a school in Kikumini in Kenya. They raised 1,000 between them via a range of activities including raffles, an African treasure hunt, promotions and PS2 competitions.
  6. Lipson Community College, Lipson Vale, Plymouth
    Nicoles Hair and Nail
    Profit: 182.00
    Used 10 to invest in posters and products, and set up a hairdressing and nails service. Re-invested profits into business.
  7. The Priory School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Jane Randall
    Profit: 174.93
    Made and sold cakes, taking orders and then buying ingredients on credit.
  8. All Saints Weymouth, Wyke Regis, Weymouth
    Big Brother on Stage
    Profit: 170.00
    Put on a Big Brother stage show, with the opportunity to win entry to Madame Tussauds. Used the profits to buy DVDS, computer games and toys to donate to the Kingfisher Childrens Ward at Dorchester Hospital.
  9. Manchester Academy, Manchester
    Cathay Craftz
    Profit: 158.93
    Set up a company selling origami to local businesses.Profits were donated to their partner school, Toli Secondary School in South Africa, to sponsor five students through three years of secondary education.
  10. Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
    Amy Barrett
    Profit: 135.00
    Organised a raffle and a Guess the name of the bear competition. Donated all her profits to SCOPE, in memory of a friend who had passed away.
  11. Vale of Berkeley College, Berkeley, Gloucester
    James and Josh
    Profit: 125.00
    Set up a tuck shop at school, including some healthy snacks.
  12. Colne Community School, Colchester
    Buying and selling sweets
    Profit: 123.93
    Sold a selection of sweets to pupils at school.
  13. Lipson Community College, Lipson Vale, Plymouth
    Framed
    Profit: 120.00
    Carpentry student made frames for textile department to stretch canvases on.
  14. Walthamstow School for Girls, London
    Kushions
    Profit: 110.00
    Made brightly coloured cushions. Used the profits to make 30 cushions which she donated to children at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
  15. All Saints Weymouth, Wyke Regis, Weymouth
    Cs Odd Job Enterprise
    Profit: 106.00
    Carried out a range of odd-jobs, including car washing, bin cleaning and hoovering. Used his money towards being able to attend the 21st Scout Jamboree in July 2007.
  16. South Dartmoor Community College, Ashburton, Devon
    Church cakes
    Profit: 100.21
    Made cakes and organised several cake sales. Donated profits to Compassion UK.
  17. Walthamstow School for Girls, London
    Bits and Bows
    Profit: 100.00
    Ran several themed, creative workshops for the younger pupils at school. Used profits to continue with the workshops.
  18. Budmouth Technology College, Weymouth, Dorset
    Cormac
    Profit: 97.00
    Made and sold stone masonry house numbers.
  19. Lipson Community College, Lipson Vale, Plymouth
    Chris Stevens car wash
    Profit: 96.00
    Started a car washing business and used the profits to buy a ticket to visit his great uncle in Northampton.
  20. Budmouth Technology College, Waymouth, Dorset
    Nicky
    Profit: 92.00
    Made and sold cakes. Donated money to Comic Relief.
  21. Claremont Fan Court School, Esher, Surrey
    Phone stickers
    Profit: 90.00
    Bought and sold phone stickers that lit up when the phone received an incoming call or text message. Team kept half the profits, and donated the other half to charity.
  22. Busy Bathgate Family, Jedburgh, Scotland
    Profit: 80.21
    Home-schooled brother and sister who made sculptures using recycled materials from local industry. Profits were shared between themselves, Scouts and Plan International.
  23. Walthamstow School for Girls, London
    Chill Out
    Profit: 80.00
    Set up an area at school for students to relax and socialise in, and then charged an entrance fee and sold refreshments. Profits were donated to ORBIS.
  24. Moat Community College, Leicester
    Zebaa samosas
    Profit: 79.67
    Made and sold samosas at school. Donated some of the money to SOS Childrens Village in Bethlehem.
  25. All Saints Weymouth, Wyke Regis, Plymouth
    Bananas and Cream
    Profit: 78.50
    Team who made and sold a selection of products, including Hama coasters and aerial view photographs of the Jurassic coastline CDs. Kept some profits and donated to a selection of good causes, including Children in Need and Friends of the Earth.
  26. Callington Community College, Cornwall
    Jos Kirkman
    Profit: 75.00
    Organised a film night and raffle.
  27. Balcarras School, Kings, Gloucestershire
    Car washing
    Profit: 75.00
    Set up a car washing service, which was particularly successful amongst teachers. Intend to continue with the business.
  28. Forfar Academy, Forfar, Scotland
    Emilys Everlasting Flowers
    Profit: 67.00
    Made and sold everlasting flowers to order.
  29. The Priory School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Twin Thing
    Profit: 62.50
    Used the money to buy items from charity shops and car boot sales, which they then sold online. Donated profits to local charities.
  30. Hereward College of Further Education, Coventry
    Lucy Ball
    Profit: 60.00
    Made and sold ginger marmalade and damson jelly. Donated profits to City Farm, Coventry.
  31. Moat Community College, Leicester
    Business cards
    Profit: 60.00
    Made business cards and sold them to teachers at school.
  32. All Saints Weymouth, Wyke Regis, Weymouth
    Macs Car Washing
    Profit: 60.00
    Provided a car washing service to their teachers, and donated a third of their profits to CLIC Sargeant charity.
  33. Sir John Leman High School, Suffolk
    Hot chocolate
    Profit: 58.50
    Sold hot chocolate.
  34. Coleg Sir Gar, Wales
    Music technology
    Profit: 52.00
    Recorded songs with a personal greeting. Already has future bookings and hoping to continue with the project.
  35. Barr Beacon Language College, Aldridge, Walsall
    Chocaholics
    Profit: 51.20
    Set up a chocolate fountain at school. Gave profits, and donated arts and crafts materials, to Edwards Trust charity.
  36. Sudbury Upper School, Sudbury, Suffolk
    Rock Concert
    Profit: 50.00
    Put on a rock concert, and used their profits towards music equipment.
  37. All Saints Weymouth, Wyke Regis, Weymouth
    Sugar and Spice
    Profit: 49.60
    A range of activities including cake sale, sponsored swim and selling a range of homemade crafts. Donated some of the profits to Cancer Research UK.
  38. Stockwell Park School, London
    Parbin Ribi
    Profit: 46.00
    Sold raffle tickets for a variety of prizes, including a trip round Choice FM. Gave the majority of the profit to charity.
  39. Manchester Islamic High School for Girls, Manchester
    Profit: 44.43
    Created a jewellery making company.
  40. Walthamstow School for Girls, London
    Movie Zone
    Profit: 44.00
    Provided a cinema at their school, selling popular snacks and showing the latest films from different cultures. Profits were donated to the school, and four charities.
  41. Moat Community College, Leicester
    Cornflake cakes
    Profit: 40.00
    Made and sold cornflake cakes, as well as various other snacks. Kept half of the profits and donated half to charity.
  42. Balcarras School, Kings, Gloucestershire
    Dan and Tom Enterprises
    Profit: 40.00
    Sold drinks, chocolate and crisps to pupils at school.
  43. Valley Park Community School, Maidstone
    3 Musketeers
    Profit: 40.00
    Offered a variety of services, including selling plants, cleaning windows and doing grocery shopping.
  44. Sherfield School, Hook, Hants
    Rosie
    Profit: 38.75
    Made and sold cakes.
  45. Vale of Berkeley College, Berkeley, Gloucester
    Disco
    Profit: 36.60
    Organised a disco in the local village hall during the school holiday.
  46. South Dartmoor Community College, Ashburton, Devon
    Indian Jewellery
    Profit: 36.00
    Sold Indian jewelley and hair clips imported from India. Donated all the profits to an Indian charity.
  47. Walthamstow School for Girls, London
    Jeunesse
    Profit: 35.00
    Recorded an original song to challenge the negative perceptions of teens in society. All profits were donated to The Sickle Cell Society.
  48. Claremont Fan Court School, Esher, Surrey
    USBs
    Profit: 35.00
    Bought USBs from a product company which they then sold on. Split profits between the different team members.
  49. Lipson Community College, Lipson Vale, Plymouth
    Henna
    Profit: 33.33
    Set up a Henna stand at school, and were asked to do a special workshop for the special needs department.
  50. Forfar Academy, Forfar, Scotland
    Making tablet
    Profit: 33.00
    Made and sold tablet at school.

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