Cllr Gary Millar

School pupils celebrate business competition success


Pupils from two Liverpool schools are celebrating about after being crowned International Festival for Business 2014 champions for their entrepreneurial credentials. 

The competition was held at Liverpool Town Hall on Tuesday 15 July with pupils from schools across the city being quizzed about their ideas, their market research and their business roles.

The Studio School, based in the Baltic Triangle’s Contemporary Urban Centre, were crowned winners in the secondary sector, receiving £200 funding to progress their business idea. ‘The Engineers’ are a games development team who have created the new game craze ‘Geology Rocks’. Geology Rocks is a simple but challenging game, where you, an average miner, get trapped underground, and must solve rock and physics based puzzles to navigate the eternal terrain.

St Paschal Baylon in Childwall picked up the Primary School prize for their idea to create one of the fastest Formula 1 cars in the UK. Their business enterprise  Vroom produced a detailed business plan and an extremely professional looking car model to put out on to the open market.

Councillor Gary Millar, Liverpool’s Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise and Investment, who recently opened Liverpool Vision’s IFB2014 School Enterprise Event at Liverpool Town Hall, joined the five judges in deciding which schools would win this third annual competition.

He said: “It is truly inspiring to see how amazingly entrepreneurial Liverpool’s children and young people are and I hope their ideas and plans become one of the legacies of IFB2014.

“I will be keeping in touch with these two schools and would happily work and invest in their fantastic ideas.”


Liverpool Waterfront