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Year in Enterprise 2017-18

The NS Label

Joksie Adewale, BSc Retailing, Marketing and Management Joksie Adewale, BSc Retailing, Marketing and Management

The NS Label is a merchandise design and fashion label aiming to provide university students with stylish and comfortable apparel.

"I chose to do the Year in Enterprise because I knew from day one that the typical 9-5 job wasn’t for me. I want to be able to wake up and do something I love, for myself, every day.

"I’ve learnt that things won’t always go perfectly and according to plan the first time. Being able to adapt in certain situations is a useful skill. I might not have had the freedom to make such big mistakes while working for someone else' so I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn."

 For more info, please visit The NS label's: 

Website: www.nslabel.com       Instagram: @thenslabel

Flour and Ice

Imogen Wredden, Graphic Communication and Illustration Imogen Wredden, Graphic Communication and Illustration

Flour and Ice is an upcycled clothing/accessories brand that salvages pre-loved scarves from vintage stores, charity shops and markets across the country and upcycles them using new innovative dying techniques, mostly involving either flour or ice.

"My intention is to create a range of unique, environmentally responsible accessories. I sell online via Etsy and intend to expand to selling via ‘Not on the high street’ in the near future.

"I chose to do the Year in Enterprise because I wanted to opportunity to experiment and develop my work while building a profitable business. I have learnt that nothing is as simple as it looks to begin with, and everything takes more time than you expect!"

For more info, please visit Flour and Ice:

Website: www.Imogenwredden.wixsite.com/flourandice

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flourandice    Instagram: @flour.and.ice

Lost in Music Events LLP

Oliver Watson, Retailing, Marketing and Management Oliver Watson, Retailing, Marketing and Management

Lost in Music Events LLP provides house and techno-focussed music events, primarily hiring nightclubs and booking DJs.

"I chose to do a Year in Enterprise as I saw it as the perfect opportunity to make a dream a reality with the help and expertise of my University and the excellent guest speakers. I wanted to use the year to get the foundations in place for Lost in Music so that after University I can hopefully do this for a living.

"So far I have learnt a lot with regards to all areas of business. I’ve learnt how to use social media effectively, how to plan for the future and how to actually set up a business and work out how to scale it up. I’ve learnt to see the positives in what I’m doing and realise what I’ve achieved so far and what I need to focus on to continue and push the business forward."

For more info, please visit Lost in Music Events LLP:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lostinmusic

Morph Cycles

Tom Bugler, Sports Technology Tom Bugler, Sports Technology

Morph Cycles is a start-up mountain bike company that is striving to create a frame specifically for the UK market.

"I did the Year in Enterprise because I wanted to expand my knowledge of mountain bike frame design, improve my skills as a designer and engineer, and hopefully start a company that is going to be successful and that I can grow and work in for the long term and learn about running a business first-hand."

For more info, please visit Morph Cycles:

Website: www.morphcycles.co.uk       

Instagram: @morphcycles

Improve Your Future Trading

Jake Lee, Business Economics and Finance Jake Lee, Business Economics and Finance

Improve Your Future Trading was founded by Jake Lee to provide the 'absolute beginner' with all the necessary tools and guidance to begin successfully trading on the foreign exchange market at the touch of a button.

"We provide various products such as basic and advanced training, short and long-term trading ideas, our IYF Forum and market news and analysis.

"I chose to take a year out of University because I have such a great opportunity to take advantage of a gap in the market in the Forex trading industry. I have strong vision and ideas, and with the correct work ethic and time dedication I know I can create something very innovative and special."

For more info, please visit Improve Your Future Trading: 

Website: www.iyftrading.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iyftrading

Twitter: @iyf_trading     

Instagram: @iyf_trading