Liberty to host Business in the Bay event
21st February 2017
The Swans Community Trust's Premier League Enterprise project have teamed up with Swansea University School of Management and their partners Price Waterhouse Coopers to deliver an exciting nationwide business competition entitled Business in the Bay.
On Wednesday and Thursday (Feb 22 and 23) the Liberty Stadium will host teams of students from around the country, who will compete to create a solution to a business problem set by the experts at PWC.
Teams from five different universities, including Swansea and Loughborough, will deliver a pitch to a panel made up of industry experts, including representation from Swansea City and university academics. Their ideas will be judged on a range of entrepreneurial skills including communication, team work, problem solving and professionalism. The winning team will walk away with a grand prize of £1,000.
To support them during the competition the students will be working with a mentor from an industry. This will provide them with insights into the world of commerce that will be helpful not only for Business in the Bay, but their future careers as well.
Event organiser, Swansea School of Management's Jess Loomba, said: "Business in the Bay provides an alternative method for students to enhance their employability skills outside of academia.
"For students who haven't had the chance to complete a module that includes practical elements, or are lacking in work experience, the competition is a great chance for them to experience working in a professional environment."
Swansea City Community Trust enterprise coordinator Graham Smith is delighted to be part of the competition. He said: "Business in the Bay is a fantastic opportunity for the Trust to expand our enterprise education programme beyond schools and into the higher education sector.
"We believe the experience of being a Premier League football club gives us a unique perspective into the world of business, which will be useful to the students as they progress through their degrees."
If you would like more information about Business in the Bay, contact Graham Smith via email -firstname.lastname@example.org