Sweet success for students

Sean Heaney and Grace Heywood from Blackpool and The Fylde College with samples of the jams
Sean Heaney and Grace Heywood from Blackpool and The Fylde College with samples of the jams

Blackpool and The Fylde College student entrepreneurs launch range of sustainable sauces

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

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

The Social Sauces student enterprise group has created two jams – 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.

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 thebusiness.

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.”