and Highbridge students launch candle company
group of entrepreneurial Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge students
from King Alfred School's sixth form have created a new range of
eco and vegan candles as part of a Young Enterprise programme.
group, pictured here, are taking part in the UK Young Enterprise
Company Programme, and have created a company called Calore - Italian
for warmth - selling their distinctive range of eco and vegan candles.
have enjoyed a very successful week as they start to grow their
business in the run-up to Christmas.
candles are called Christmas Spice, Christmas Pudding, Pine and
Peppermint, Mulled Wine and Vanilla.
Winscombe Christmas Market this week they sold 75% of their stock
- and Christmas Spice was their best seller; they are now rapidly
manufacturing more candles in time for the Christmas season,"
Head of sixth form Jonathan Gaskell told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
are led by Managing Director Sasha Moores and her successful team
includes Sales Director Tom Sala-Rich, Administration Officer Leanne
Thomas and Finance Assistant Michael Hainsby, all of whom attended
a Dragons' Den event at Taunton School this week."
are now building on the advice received from the Dragons, including
selling their products online under the leadership of IT Director
are hoping to sell their candles in the Burnham-On-Sea area very
shortly so look out for their professional brand as you all shop
for Christmas presents."
Pictured: (left to right) Leanne Thomas, Tom Sala-Rich, Michael
Hainsby and Sasha Moores