Run from a self-funded, purpose built ‘Enterprise Centre’ and boasting an annual
turnover of £50,000, the Moreton Enterprises of today would be unrecognisable to
those pioneering girls who were involved in setting up the initiative over 30 years
ago. Though the aim is still the same … To challenge and inspire young women by nurturing
a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship in the heart of the school.
The budding business women who make up the Board of Directors of this Limited Company
are all only 16 or 17 years of age. They meet once a week, chaired by the MD, where
a variety of agenda items are discussed and recorded. They are all responsible for
a team, made up of managers and weekday assistants. The business is run on an unpaid
voluntary basis and much of the girls’ free time is devoted to it. They are in charge
for a year before moving on to the Upper Sixth, though some still choose to be actively
involved until they leave school.
The Lower Sixth currently run five retail businesses as well as four service based
businesses. Each enterprise is run by a director and managers, with weekday assistants
to manage the day-to-day running of each shop.
In addition to our own enterprises (Tuck Box, Boost, Essentials and Pulse) the team
also oversee the running of our own branch of Barclays Bank and Ryman stationers.