Virtual Chamber of Commerce Competition

Virtual Chamber of Commerce Competition

Congratulations Aidan McCallion and Fahad Al-Abbasi, finalists in the 2014 Virtual Chamber of Commerce  competition.

Aidan was the overall winner and made good use of his Halloween break to avail of the awarded elite work experience placement (see below for his schedule) in Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers Belfast, alongside runner-up Erin Bain of Royal School, Dungannon.

Aidan was also treated to a Nexus tablet as part of his first place prize.  We thank Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers, Belfast and Enda McLernon of Smith & Williamson, Dungannon for their continued support and the invaluable advice they provide our students.

Overview of the competition
Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers challenges you to devise a business plan for a company capable of succeeding in the current economic climate, putting your entrepreneurial and innovative skills to the test against your peers. Can you earn a place in the Chamber?  This competition will bring together students from St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon and the Royal School Dungannon to form the Chamber. Students will be selected following the receipt of their application form which outlines their virtual business. Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers will chair a meeting where agenda items will be discussed and debated. A team of judges will then select the winner and runner-up, taking into consideration their application form, quality of their LinkedIn profile and their ability to discuss issues affecting their business.

1st Prize: Samsung Chromebook and one week of work experience at Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers
2nd Prize: Kindle Fire HD and one week of work experience at Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 competition, closing date 14th November 2014.   (see below for Application Form).  Work experience for the winner and runner-up will be undertaken in February 2015.

Contact Mrs D McKernan for further details of the competition and for help and advice throughout the competition process.