Thomas Adams Win at the Livery Awards 2022
Sixth Form students are victorious after winning the Livery Awards 2022!
The event took place at Mansion House in London, in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition on Tuesday evening. The 6 A Level Business students presented their business idea to a judging panel. To get through to the final, they had already won the 2021 competition, winning £5000 for the school and £1000 for charity.
The event was hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London. Guests included the 4 school finalist teams, their parents, as well as company members from the Drapers, Haberdashers, Merchant Taylors and the Mercers; with over 185 people in attendance.
Established in 2013, the Livery Academy Awards is an innovating programme designed for City livery companies to foster entrepreneurial, business and presentation skills among sixth form students.
Our students involved were Keira Kavanagh, Louise Jeavons, Jack Barton, Lowri Tune, Shannon Montane and Emily Watts, known collectively as ‘Scribble’. Our team presented their idea the O-Pen (a fully recyclable pen made from ocean recovered plastics) to the guests and the judging panel. The brief this year was to create a commercially viable and sustainable product/service that will help reduce pollution; protect the environment; reduce carbon footprint or reduce climate temperature. The panel was chaired by Tim Campbell, the first winner of the BBC TV show, ‘The Apprentice’.
The teams all gave excellent presentations of their very good ideas, but our team were amazing. Their idea was ‘spot on’ for the brief. They rose to the occasion, spoke with authority and responded to questions with confidence – they were awesome!
Throughout this process, the team received mentoring support from two Drapers Company business mentors to help with finance, marketing, business and PR skills. They have also had the brilliant advice, guidance and support from their A Level Business Studies teacher, Amy Glover.
Headteacher, Mr Cooper also attended the prestigious event and added “it was absolutely amazing to watch a group of Thomas Adams students performing with such confidence in a real pressure environment. I was so proud of the whole team and the way they presented themselves and the school”.
Our students have found this whole process enjoyable and challenging and they have experienced something they will never forget – a fantastic achievement!