Forget Junior Apprentice – meet the real future of business in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs.

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BUDDING entrepreneurs from schools in Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and beyond will be showing their handiwork at a very special Christmas shopping event this Saturday (November 24).

The Young Enterprise Scotland Trade Fair takes place in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall from 10am to 4pm.

The once-a-year event is ideal for anyone looking for stocking fillers which do not cost a fortune.

Entrance is free and you will be able to meet with creative students from schools across East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

The Young Enterprise Company Programme encourages school groups to form companies which devise, produce and sell products in the run-up to Christmas and beyond.

The participants take the roles you would find in any company with a managing director at the helm, a marketing director and a financial director, plus others in supporting roles.

The aim is to encourage entrepreneurship in young people and develop business skills.

Participants say that the programme improves their confidence and self-esteem, as well as their understanding of many of the aspects of running a business.

There will be more than 40 companies displaying goods at imaginatively-decorated stalls in the concert hall.

Jack Rudram, chairman of the Young Enterprise Dunbartonshire Area Board, said: “This is a great opportunity for everyone to buy exciting and useful gifts designed and produced by some of the most creative young people in Scotland, and at the same time help them develop the entrepreneurial skills deemed so necessary for our country’s future economy.”

Schools represented hail from both West and East Dunbartonshire, including Helensburgh, Dumbarton, Clydebank, Bearsden, Milngavie, Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch, as well as from other parts of Glasgow.

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