DRAGONS’ DEN 2017 WINNERS

Team ‘Branson’ were the clear winners in this year’s Dragons’ Den Challenge supported by the University of Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton Council and Business Solutions Centres.

Nine teams of budding inventors and entrepreneurs from Wolverhampton Grammar School’s Lower Sixth delivered pitches on a range of innovative product ideas, based on four of the Eight Great Technologies – health, digital, low carbon and food to a panel of Dragons. Put through their paces by a panel of experts – Professor Andrew Pollard – Caparo Industrial Professor, Dr Gavin Smeilus – Senior Innovation Consultant, Dr Rob Harris – Principal Lecturer of Marketing all from the University of Wolverhampton and Gary Dimmock – Director Business Solutions Centres  – the students showed their passion, drive and entrepreneurial skill set.

Dr Rob Harris said ‘Team Branson provided a very detailed business plan which was accompanied by a compelling and excellent pitch’ for their children’s learning app.  He also told the students ‘…pitching is part of a good managerial skill base and this challenge is a good opportunity to hone your transferable skills …’

Pictured: Gary Dimmock – Director Business Solutions Centres and Professor Rob Harris – Principal Lecturer of Marketing at University of Wolverhampton with team Branson

For more information about Sixth Form Admission please contact the School’s Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris tel: 01902 421326 or email jam@wgs-sch.net  More information about Wolverhampton Grammar School’s Sixth Form are available here.

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