As Darlington’s biggest provider of office space – already representing over 60 businesses in the Tees Valley – our neighbourhood is always buzzing with activity – even more so this Christmas.
With a wonderful calendar of events this Christmas, we’ve welcomed Red Hall Primary School with Christmas crafts and cards for our neighbourhood to buy – all hand-made – raising money for their school funds – their unique sparkle and creative sales techniques ensured they sold out within an hour of their arrival!
As part of the Virgin Money’s Make £5 Grow scheme, a number of local primary schools, including Red Hall Primary School have teamed up with Foundation for Jobs to teach our younger generation the value of money and how to run a mini-business.
Aged between 9 – 11, our local children have been learning valuable lessons – from designing products; developing business plans, making products and even how to sell – we hope we’re heping to give them a great grounding on the basic principles of business – and where best to learn this but in a creative environment like Lingfield Point.
It’s a scheme to get our children building skills for the future – learning valuable lessons surrounded by mentors and our supportive environment. Virgin Money have given children £5 per head and have worked in teams to develop a wide range of products to entice our friends and colleagues to buy during this festive season.
Children are encouraged to think carefully about their target audience, product costing, pricing and marketing. And in the process, they develop their business skills and financial understanding. In addition, schools keep any profit made after the original loan has been paid back – a great reward for pupils’ enterprise and hard work!
Once the programme has finished, the school will learn how much our local children have made – with all profits going to the school fund – a great way to experience the benefits of strong leadership and clear thinking.
Surrounded by creativity; customer service and of course great office space, we’re hoping our local school children will relish the challenge and opportunity of business – we’ll certainly be encouraging this flair of productivity.
Fancy a chat on your office or industrial needs for your business? Pick up the phone and we’ll pop the kettle on.
or Tim Carter from Connect Property North East on 01642 602001.