The course was sponsored by North Bradon Farm, a Somerset based company heavily involved in the development and manufacture of innovative cheese products, and lecturers were kindly contributed by Weetabix and United Biscuits.
The level of enthusiasm displayed by all the students was remarkable. Feedback from the students has demonstrated that they all found the challenge both stimulating and rewarding and that it opened their eyes to career opportunities in the process industries and to business innovation. The sponsor, course organisers and participating industrialists benefited from the opportunity to work with a group of fresh and innovative youngsters who were all outstanding ambassadors for their schools. They believe justifiably that the course met its objectives and are resolved to repeat it in an expanded format next year. It is clear that industry leadership is essential and we would welcome the participation and co-sponsorship of other companies.