Ploughcroft sets schools challenge

Ploughcroft is offering a £1,000 cash prize and an educational tour of its facilities to the secondary school which wins its new challenge.

The competition, which runs until the end of June, asks teams not only  to come up with a new renewable product, but also a marketing campaign to launch the product and promote it to its target market – UK householders.

All entries will be judged by Chris and his team before the finalists are asked to present their business idea to him in a ‘Dragons Den’ style pitch.  The winning school will then be chosen to take an educational tour of Ploughcroft’s Eco Roof Visitor Centre in West Yorkshire and will be awarded their cash prize.

Ploughcroft’s managing director, Chris Hopkins, said: “As a business we are passionate about encouraging young people to find out more about the exciting career opportunities within the renewable sector.  It’s really important that young people begin to think about how they can help the environment and this challenge is all about raising their aspirations and demonstrating that there are some really exciting career opportunities to do this in the construction sector. We are hoping that as many schools as possible will get involved.”

Any schools interested in taking part should contact Amanda Edwards on 01484 723344 for an information pack or by email: