B&FC student entrepreneurs launch range of sustainable sauces

Published on 08/05/2017 by pfi

A group of entrepreneurial students have cooked up a recipe for success with a new business project.

The Social Sauces student enterprise group has created two flavoursome jams – in sweet chilli and strawberry – which were launched during a recent event at the pop-up bakery at Bispham Campus.

The products went down a storm with students and staff – even receiving high praise from the professional chefs on the B&FC teaching staff.

B&FC FE Programme Manager Kathy Seddon said:

"I’m extremely proud of the students who have launched the Social Sauces project.

“They have taken the germ of an idea and created a business plan which looked at a variety of aspects including product sourcing, pricing and marketing before creating a product to sell.

“The launch event was then a huge success with all jars selling out in less than an hour.” 

The group – led by students Abigail Price and Michaela Fairfax-Ware – priced the jam at £2.50 per jar, or £2 on return of jar to increase the sustainability aspect of the business.

They are currently considering how best to expand their product range and how to promote their jams and sauces on a wider scale. Kathy added:

“This project is one which has great potential and can give students vital experience of the various attributes needed to start your own business.

“Since the launch we have had more students come on board as they recognise the opportunities on offer through B&FC’s Millionaire Makers club. The club’s key focus is on enterprise and the development of employability skills to assist students in their chosen career path. 

“While we always encourage students to focus on the potential career routes from their study area, for many the opportunity to start their own business is what drives them so we want them to have the skills to be able to do that.” 

B&FC is an Ofsted Outstanding institution which focuses on aspects of education and training needed to drive the economy, deliver a skilled workforce and secure sustainable employment for students, with 96 per cent having a positive onward progression into employment or further/higher education.