A group of 20 business students from The College Merthyr Tydfil have wowed members of the Merthyr Tydfil Business Club with their entrepreneurial skills. The students, all studying on the level 3 BTEC Business course, were presented with the task of organising an activity to raise funds for Ty Hafan.
After much research and analysis, they came up with the idea to run a charity auction at the November Business Club meeting. Putting their negotiation and selling skills to the test, the students approached local businesses and organisations across the borough to try and source as many products as possible for the auction.
They succeeded in obtaining a range of products including a Tablet from EE, Paintballing voucher, Australian signed rugby ball, Hampers, vouchers and much more!
Using their business skills, they successfully put together an auction catalogue, showcasing each of the products in the best possible way in order to encourage members of the Business Club to bid for them.
After a successful auctioning session, the students managed to sell all of their products and make a total of £545.00 for Ty Hafan.
Speaking at the auction, Business student Irfan Atas, commented “We all really enjoyed the challenge. It was great to put the business theories that we have learnt into practice. It was quite difficult sourcing the products at first. However, once we had approached a few organisations, our confidence developed and we successfully gained an excellent range of products to auction. Undertaking the auction itself was a unique experience, one which really challenged and tested our skills. The members of the Business Club were fantastic and really put us at ease. All in all it was a great experience, and we’re really proud of how much we managed to raise for Ty Hafan.”
Phil Corke, member of the Merthyr Tydfil Business Club commented, “The Business Club members were incredibly impressed by the attitude and performance of the students. It’s great to see so much potential coming through in Merthyr Tydfil.”
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