“I’d like to make you an offer”…
Three entrepreneurial Wycombe High students, who set up their own company selling decorated mirrors, have won a Dragons’ Den style competition organised by the Young Enterprise charity.
Year 12 students, Malaika, along with Hanfa and Saakshi (pictured), had to give an online pitch to a panel of businesspeople and potential investors.
The judges were so impressed, they invested £55 – more than for any of the other schools in the competition, which included Pipers Corner, in Great Kingshill, Princes Risborough School, the Royal Grammar School and Highcrest Academy in High Wycombe, and Great Marlow School.
Their comments included: ‘We love the product and the idea behind it’, ‘you have a good handle on your finances and ‘We think you can sell your product for more than you think’.
Malaika, Hanfa and Saakshi have called their company ReflectHer and you will be able to buy their designer mirrors at their market stall at the Marlow Christmas late night shopping event in the High Street on Thursday 2 December, from 6-9 pm.
Wycombe High School Headteacher, Sharon Cromie said: “The feedback from the judges was amazing and the mirrors are beautiful – I look forward to buying some for Christmas presents!”
David Garmon-Jones, Chair of the school’s Trust Board added: “Huge congratulations – it’s a terrific idea”.
Wycombe High Careers Adviser, Maria Spiteri, said: “I’m so pleased for the team – they have worked so hard, so it was wonderful to get such positive comments from the judges”.