F1 Challenge Team, Balsall Common Primary
About The F1 Team:
We are a small F1 team looking for sponsorship in return for advertising and promotion.
We are Year 4 pupils, age 8 and 9 starting our F1 in Schools Challenge.
This year will be bigger and better than ever, we started earlier and have managed to get access to a wind tunnel and a 3D printer, courtesy of Solihull College, so that we can have better aerodynamics and lighter wheels, adding to the speed of the car and our chances of winning!
We will tweet on the day and sponsors will be invited to support their team, have a VIP Pit Lane Tour and take photographs with their team.
The main sponsors will have their business name and logo on the car, all promotional t-shirts, banners, caps and featuring in our Newsletter and press releases.
Other sponsors will have their logo on the car, be invited to Race Day, be included in all publicity and to distribute any branded merchandise that they may have.
The F1 Team:
We think it is unusual for children of our age to look for sponsorship and market in this way.
This in turn means that it will attract a lot of positive publicity for the sponsors.
Last year the teams were able to raise £750, this covered all of their costs and left a surplus which was used to fund a trip to Silverstone.
One of the teams won at Regional level and went on to win the Sponsorship & Marketing Award at The National Final.
We hope to repeat this success and more!
Quick Code Labs, Solihull College
About Quick Code Labs:
Quick Code Labs provides skilled digital apprenticeships for IT college students ranging from level 2-5 courses. To do this, Quick Code Labs runs a 3 hour session during the student’s time at college where the team will meet up in a dedicated Quick Code Labs room. The students will be given real life projects from real business’s then, as a result of working through the real life projects the students will learn through the use of IT, fun and project management the key skills they will need in the business world but will also introduce them to real life business challenges. Quick Code Labs also teaches the students some real life business skills called the 3A’s which we believe are fundament real life skills in order for the students to succeed. It also provides the students with a more hands on and interactive way of learning or as we call it Learning by doing. Currently Quick Code Labs only has one class of 10 students and will be expanding next year to allow more students to complete the course and the prize money will be going some way in order to create more facilities for the students to learn in.
We are Quick Code Labs and we are a group of College students aged 17-20 and we all study a Level 3 IT and Business course and are currently in the second year of this course. We work with Quick Code Labs alongside the current course we are doing and we are currently working on two projects. We meet up for three hours every Tuesday in a dedicated Quick Code Labs room in the college to work on the projects. One of which is working with the supernetwork to create a leaflet, roller banner, social media pages and also help administrate the Dragons Lair competition.
The second is to create work with smart cities to help create solutions for the local council by firstly building Lego maps of the local Solihull and Touchwood areas and the taking a picture of the maps and uploading them to an online platform called Smart Cities where we will then collect data about the area and identify any problems within Solihull and then pitch to the council what changes we need to make. We all currently love the course and cannot wait to start full time in September.
Studio 52 Fitness
About Studio 52:
I run a Fitness business from a studio in my garden currently doing 10 classes per week before and after work and during the day. The classes are Pilates, HIIT and Body Conditioning. I also do 1-1’s on the Pilates Reformer and the other types of exercise too.
I have been teaching for 2 years and I provide all equipment, towels and water so clients just have to bring themselves! Classes are a maximum of 8 people so everyone can have individual attention and exercises can be tailored to suit clients’ objectives and fitness levels. It is a friendly, non-competitive environment with social nights out and regular coffee mornings for the Golden Oldies (all 70-80 years) where the social aspect is as important as the exercise.
Often people have a gym membership and don’t make use of it due to time pressure or they find it very expensive so don’t join at all. There is a rising obesity issue in the UK and we should all be increasing our exercise along with eating a balanced diet. My aim is to provide fun exercises classes to local people where they just have to commit to half a term at a time. Many of my clients walk or cycle to the classes so it’s easy and convenient which encourages high attendance.
Fitness and health is important to every single person from a physical and emotional aspect and I feel my business makes a good contribution to helping people achieve those goals.
I was a dancer and figure skater as a child and I have always kept fit as an adult. Following University, I worked for Mars confectionery for 24 years in the busy corporate world. I left the business 3 years ago and had to think about my next phase of work life. Following an inspiring talk from a lady at my home about strengths (I held ‘Women’s evenings’ for friends) and thinking about the fact that I was always trying to fit exercise in around work and the family, I thought ‘Why not make it part of my work?’ I felt it would combine my desire to keep fit, my passion for dance and music and would fit well with my outgoing and sociable nature. So I investigated training courses, refurbished the room in the garden, passed my exams and here we are! And I’m loving it!!
Ruth Mary Jewellery
About Ruth Mary Jewellery:
Ruth Mary Jewellery combines traditional lace making with contemporary silversmithing to create sculptural pieces of wearable art for the style-conscious woman. Ruth handcrafts pieces of couture lace, which are subsequently reborn in solid sterling silver and transformed into jewellery. Her products are items of luxury; created for customers who seek to invest in heirloom pieces.
In previous generations, the value of a jewellery piece was predominantly down to the weight of the metal and the types of stones set. This approach can no longer tell the full story, since jewellery has become more of an art form. This is why Ruth creates lace designs, which are unique to her brand and uses them to tell a story or communicate an emotion. This strong aesthetic and the desire to create a legacy, means her customers become part of a bigger story which gives them the chance to own a piece of history.
About Ruth Mary Chipperfield:
Ruth Mary Chipperfeld is the jewellery sculptor behind the brand Ruth Mary Jewellery.
Her route into the industry was by no means an ordinary one. Whilst studying chemistry at university, a chronic illness called narcolepsy forced Ruth to withdraw and take time out.
It was during this period that Ruth discovered the art of lace making, which would eventually become the inspiration for her first collection.
Whilst crafting this lace, Ruth formed the embryo of a concept: is it possible to turn lace into sterling silver?
She set out on a journey to find out; and realising it to be possible, she took head-on the challenge to teach herself silversmithing.
Ruth has conducted sustainability research, analysing the production processes of silver nanoparticles at a molecular level. She therefore plans to use these tools to minimise the environmental impacts associated with the creation of her jewellery pieces.
Ruth has a passion for public speaking and inspiring others with her story, as well as on creative and scientific subjects. She is also an accomplished classical pianist.
Kingfisher Community Shopping Hub
The Kingfisher Hub will be designed specifically to engage with those on low incomes and at risk of experiencing food poverty. Those disproportionately represented in poverty include those on low incomes and in receipt of benefits namely young mothers, care leavers, single young men, ethnic minorities, ex-offenders, and older people over 50, and those with a disability.
The focal point of the Hub will be a community shop offering food to members and clothes, household items, school uniform and loose furniture, to those experiencing hardship. The food element of the shop has been taken from a well-established model with working examples in Europe & the UK. The original UK ‘Community Shop’ model was set up in Barnsley. This centre has shown that a community shop can be self-sustaining with a robust revenue stream. A second shop was opened in Lambeth and has over 500 members. It has helped local people into work through its support programmes. The shop models at Barnsley & Lambeth can certainly be replicated at the Kingfisher Hub.
The project will give everyone in North Solihull experiencing poverty the opportunity to take part in economic success, access sustainable employment/apprenticeships/training and volunteering opportunities and will actively promote true community cohesion.
About Debbie Begg:
I am a Mother of 3 grown up daughters and grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren.
I have worked in North Solihull for over 25 years; working for Central Careers Service, moving into Schools and Extended Services. Following the demise of Extended Services I was transferred to SMBC to continue the work I was doing with volunteers within the community.
My most recent achievement was gaining a BA Hons (1st) Degree in Family, Youth & Communities.
It has always been my passion to make a difference, no matter how small. I strongly believe that if you create the right conditions, many characteristics of entrenched and inter-generational poverty can be changed. With the combined impact of welfare upheaval and cuts to public spending I saw an opportunity to try and do something different.
As fantastic as food banks are, they are a sticking plaster that treat the symptoms of a problem, not the causes. They are not the kind of social innovation needed in response to the challenge of the current economic situation and the impact it is having on individuals, families and others surviving on the margins.
Push On Wellness
About Push On Wellness:
About Reza Farrell:
Why Street Chef is a Great Business:
Street Chef is about creating unique and innovative tasty street food dishes that I prepare for local community events, corporate business events as well as private hire events for special occasions. My motto is
“Memorable moments deserve memorable food”
In the short time that I have been trading I have built up great relationships not only with the local community but also with several high profile companies including; John Lewis, Emirate Airways, The Famous Digbeth Dining Club, Mercedes Benz, Sketts Markets, RSPCA and Welcome Break. I am proud to have created a vegetarian dish for Quorn which was chosen for their website. In 2015 I was interviewed by the late Sir Terry Wogan for his BBC TV show ‘The Great British Food Trip’ as well as appearing as an extra in BBC Doctors 2000th Episode.
This year we have been invited to trade with Ford Hall Farm at this years Edgbaston Cricket Ground Events and are also looking forward to be trading again this year with Solihull Summer Fest #HelpHarryHelpOthers
We are excited to have been nominated again for ‘West Midlands most popular Street Food’ for the second year running.
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Abour Street Chef’s Peter Lloyd:
I worked as a Professional Chef for over 22 years, during which time I learnt and enhanced my culinary skills but most importantly for me I developed a passion for working with food and people. I previously worked at John Lewis as a Chef and was soon asked to be involved in menu development and training for new stores and restaurants. I loved to share my knowledge of food and was asked to do this by the company through demonstrations within schools locally. My highest achievement during this time was winning a nationwide food competition ‘Best of British’.
It was this drive and ambition that led to the creation of Street Chef, my own business that was born just over 22 months ago.
I am very passionate about what I do and this is represented within the menus I create and take to events throughout the UK.
I am a family man and when I am not found in the kitchen I will be found spending quality time with my wife and children.
Care Train Ltd – “Safety Smart”
About CareTrain and Safety Smart
CareTrain Ltd is just under three years old, as a company we want to reach out to the whole of the working sector by bringing a new and innovative dimension to the training environment that encourages teamwork and ownership.
‘SafetySmart’ (Our first product)
Embraces Health, Safety and Welfare in the workplace, helping to remove barriers and open minds. SafetySmart is a team-based activity, which boasts a larger than life tabletop board game that links to interactive software, making the whole learning experience fun, exciting and encouraging a playful yet competitive spirit promoting discussion, collaboration and communication, this in turn stimulates the retention of information.
What is CareTrain all about and what makes us tick?
‘It’s all about making and keeping things simple’
Think about it, every second of every minute of every day, people all around the world are going through that personal experience of learning be it good or bad, the learning experience is something that stays with us for the rest of our lives, that is why CareTrain understands how important it is to ‘Get it right from the start’
CareTrain brings something new and different, there is no other product like SafetySmart in the UK or Europe.
About Kevin McGrath
I have a positive outlook on life, my glass is half full never half empty! My inner drive is to engage with people from all walks of life, I would like to believe that my passion and desire has helped me develop ‘SafetySmart’ and if we can change views, concepts and attitudes through SafetySmart this can potentially save peoples lives, which is PRICELESS!
I have a few hobbies, firstly taking part in my 2nd Charity Cycle ride, last year the team cycled 600 miles along the East Coast of Ireland, Giant’s Causeway (Belfast) to Blarney Castle (Cork) I am now in training for this years cycle ride covering the West Coast of Ireland (though I may need to learn how to swim as it rains so much there!!!) I like to write stage plays and I also sing, entertain and play guitar and also part of a Blues Brothers Tribute Act for my sins!
Most important to me is the support and belief from my wife and daughter as well as my friends, without whom I do not believe I would be here now at this exciting stage about to bring a new and exciting product to the UK market.
Solihull Business Supernetwork
The Business Supernetwork is a joining together of like-minded networking and business organisations in Solihull, with the purpose of promoting small business in our area.
The principal drivers are:
Solihull Chamber of Commerce
Solihull Business Biscotti
Solihull Hour on Twitter
Solihull for Success and Solihull MBC
7 April 2017
10am - 3pm