PLANS UNDER WAY FOR COMPETITION
Plans are already under way for this year’s
Swansea Bay Young
Business Dragons competition.
Organisers are delighted that the competition will be even
bigger in 2013. It challenges 14-15 year old school students
to demonstrate the best of their business skills and this year, in
addition to schools from Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and
Carmarthenshire participating, Pembrokeshire schools will be taking
The students compete at a school level during
July, the best team then going forward in October to a County
semi-final competition where two schools are chosen to represent
the area in the Grand Final in November. Since the
competition’s inception two years ago, Neath Port Talbot schools
have triumphed on both occasions – St. Josephs Comprehensive in
2011 and Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera in 2012.
Students are challenged to develop a business
idea. This year, the theme is based around developing new
ideas using the spectacular South West Wales coastline.
The competition is being organised by the
South West Wales Enterprise Group which comprises the Local
Authorities of Neath Port Talbot, Swansea and Carmarthenshire,
Gower College, Careers Wales and the South West Wales Regional
The main sponsor this year is Carillion and
Wales and West Utilities have already pledged support. The
South Wales Evening Post will be hosting the Grand Final and
promoting the competition together with the Wave.
More than 50 local business people give of
their time to help and support the school teams.
Further information on the competition is
available from Lynette Grey, Lifelong Learning Service, Neath Port
Talbot C.B.C. on (01639) 898581 or firstname.lastname@example.org