Stockton Sixth Form Student Azeem Mustafa.
Two Stockton Sixth Form College students have been commended for their hard work in Stockton Borough Council’s Stockton Start Up programme.
Former student Chloe Mallaby and current student, Azeem Mustafa, lead the way in entrepreneurial spirit winning first and second prize respectively in Stockton Borough Council’s newest business and enterprise programme for young aspiring entrepreneurs. The week long programme, which took place in August, targeted Stockton residents aged 16-25 with a desire to start up their own business. Participants took part in workshops covering a range of business areas including Marketing, idea generation, Finance and Social Media. Participants also got the chance to meet and talk to local independent traders from Stockton’s Enterprise Arcade and local business guest speakers, even getting to sample some food from local caterers.
At the end of the week the participants pitched their business idea to Stockton’s very own ‘Dragons Den’ style judges, managers at Stockton Borough Council and local business managers, with the hope of securing a start-up package worth over £1000!
After much deliberation, the judges awarded first and second prize to Stockton Sixth Form students. Chloe Mallaby, former Stockton Sixth Form College student who is now in her last year at Newcastle University studying History, won first prize with her unique and bespoke lingerie boutique and bra-fitting service a business idea that came to mind after Chloe identified a gap in the market, identifying the need for Stockton Centre.
Runner up to Chloe, was current student Azeem Mustafa, whose unique business idea importation and selling of Himalayan Rock Salt lamps. Azeem, who is still running his Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp business, said ‘It is a brilliant programme! Great for meeting people who may one day be my clients’.
We wish both Chloe and Azeem the best of luck in their business endeavours and we are very proud of their achievements so far!