BUDDING entrepreneurs have pitched their business ideas to a Dragon’s Den-style panel.
Forty pupils from Colne Valley High School and Huddersfield New College came up with ethical green proposals to make cash as part of a project staged by Huddersfield University and Marsden and Slaithwaite Renaissance Group.
The project, now in its fourth year, saw the youngsters take part in a two-day course at the university’s business school.
They listened to lectures and attended workshops before coming up with their ideas to present to the dragons – Bill Butcher from the Green Building Company, Victoria Minton from Common Purpose, Graham Mitchell from Slaithwaite Co-operative and Jacob Hill from Lazy Camper.
The winning idea was a business called Try-cycle, which would offer guided bike rides to groups.
Members of the winning team received their prize from the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr David Ridgway, at a presentation at Slaithwaite Community Centre.