Westies is our onsite school shop.
In September 2015 we set up the Westholme Enterprises scheme for Sixth Form students to develop their business skills and allow them to hone their entrepreneurial flair by creating their own Private Limited Company.
The shop was officially opened by Mr Andrew Hall, Managing Director of James Hall & Co. Ltd in March 2016.
Having a school shop benefits students, staff and visitors to the school but it is the input into the venture by students which really sets Westies apart. The shop is managed and run by the students, for the students.
Westies trade as a Limited Company and the students have responsibility for stock control, purchasing, marketing, financial control, and producing annual accounts. They are well aware of the legal requirement for them to produce accurate financial published accounts. As a new group of students join the Sixth Form each year they too have the opportunity to take over Westies and manage it with their own new ideas and business strategy.
Westholme Enterprises are particularly proud of the name and logo for Westies; it is certainly a unique and innovative design and we cannot wait to see how the business will evolve over the coming years.