The Enterprise event at St Mary’s Shaftesbury involves all lower sixth girls. They work in teams and this year were given ten days between normal lessons and co-curricular commitments to pull together presentations and well-researched business plans for a new UK restaurant concept. They then presented to a top-flight team of foodie judges in front of a packed hall of supporters. During the project there were workshops and seminars, including a case study on successful restaurant chain Wagamama delivered by a director from the chain’s owner Duke Street Capital, Peter Taylor. He talked the girls through how a restaurant can be taken from a great idea to a global brand. Presenting to the judges, the lower sixth teams sold their ideas before being subjected to tough questions from the panel. The winning team, G@ther, projected a well-researched and brilliantly branded organic eatery combining solid ethics with great food.