Entrepreneurs make wire work for them

YOUNG entrepreneurs are building a business out of a material that proved valuable in Warrington’s past.

Eight students from Priestley College are creating jewellery from wire, a material that played a vital role in the town’s history and provided a nickname for the Warrington Wolves.

Members of Wireworks are now selling shares in their company as well as the items they are making.

“I got the idea when someone sold me a piece of jewellery in Covent Garden,” said Joseph McGurty.

“I thought we could make a business out of wire as well as it tied in with the history of the local area.”

Priestley’s Young Enterprise team – who are all studying BTEC Business Studies – are working with two mentors, Alan Hunter formerly from ICI and Nick Mullins from Rock Oil, to develop their business.

None of the students had ever made anything like the jewellery before, but bought a tool kit and are now producing intricate trinkets to sell at open evenings and other events.

They will enter their company into the Warrington finals of Young Enterprise to demonstrate their business know-how, skills and creativity.

“It is great what they are doing and an excellent opportunity that will help them to prepare for the world of work,” said Professional Studies Tutor Debbie Booth.

The students who make up Wireworks are Joseph Mcgurty, Chloe Hatton, Aimee Walker, Alex Leslie, Saabah Mohammed, Georgina Harrington and Charmie Valdez.

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