On Thursday morning, the College was kindly invited to visit
Rutlands.co.uk to get a demonstration of how to run a successful online
After the short minibus ride to Deepdale Business Park we were met by
Mr Taberner, who gave a fun and engaging talk on how to approach coordinating
such a business. Rutlands specialises in selling the highest quality tools and
equipment all over the world so Kinder learnt about predicting the future
market, sourcing new products, arranging shipping and storage, marketing and
then packaging and sending the orders!
A highlight was a competition in the
warehouse, where three teams competed to collate an order by navigating the
many aisles of shelves. From here, they had to pack the orders neatly and safely
in an appropriately sized box and seal it ready for delivery. They were scored
on all of these elements and they found that most of the groups had made little
mistakes with each stage. It was a fantastic exercise which highlighted the
importance of accuracy and attention to detail at all times.
This was a
brilliant way to round off the Enterprise sessions that Kinder have had and
they look forward to taking this a step further next year when they think about
setting up their own businesses. Thank you to Rutlands.co.uk and Mr Taberner
for such an amazing half day.