Pupils from Aberdare had a unique opportunity to showcase their Young Enterprise project at the National Assembly thanks to a Welsh business.
Centurion VAT Specialists held a celebration evening at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to mark 15 years in business and, as a keen supporter of the Young Enterprise scheme, invited three schools to attend the event with their trade stands to show off the good work they’ve been doing.
The Turn Around Group from Aberdare High School attended to demonstrate their project which combines general building work, gardening and turning around garden waste into products like Christmas wreaths which people can purchase.
Centurion director, Liz Maher said: “We’ve worked closely with Young Enterprise for a few years now and we know what a difference it can make to pupils. We were really pleased that the team from Aberdare High School was able to join us and we hope that they enjoyed the experience.”
Phil Winterburn, a youth worker at Aberdare High School, said: “We really appreciate Centurion giving us this unique opportunity to showcase what Young Enterprise means to the pupils involved. It was great to be able to take the team to the Senedd, it was a really positive experience for all involved.”
Phil’s colleague, Jenna Ford said: “It was also a chance to speak to people who work in business and tell them what Young Enterprise can do. People seemed really interested and very impressed with the Turn Around Group and they did themselves proud.”
The largest specialised VAT consultancy in Wales, Centurion VAT Specialists also operates across the West of England. They provide a wide range of VAT services to businesses including VAT Resources, Consultancy, Compliance, Training, External Management and Business Reviews. The team brings with them experience drawn from many years working with the ‘big four’, as well as in industry and HM Revenue & Customs.