Bringing Business to Life

A-level business studies students visit to Envelope Works

 

As part of their A-level studies, Upper Sixth Business Studies students have been set the challenge of investigating ‘Manufacturing in the UK’. This is a difficult concept to understand clearly in the classroom but is made much easier to see the process in reality. Therefore, a visit to ‘Envelope Works’ in Earby proved just the insight our students needed to enlighten their studies.

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The Business was bought ten years ago by Mr Mark Farrimond, who has since transformed it beyond recognition. Mr Farrimond clearly explained to the girls how he had taken a failing business and made it into the success it is today by taking risks, never taking his focus off the competition and keeping a close eye on every little detail. Seeing the shop floor in action also provided a useful insight into how production actually takes place and the scale and speed at which this happens was fascinating.

A huge thank you to Mr Farrimond and his team for their hospitality!