Start-up companies could inject an additional £120bn into the economy in the next 10 years, according to a recent report published by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), therefore, supporting start-up businesses is vital to the economy. Last year, Basepoint Business Centres Ltd offered six month’s free office rental to start-up companies, in an attempt to support entrepreneurs and SME’s. This promotion proved invaluable to two Bournemouth based companies, The Way Ahead and Matthews Consulting.
Showing news for July 2010.
Singlewell School in Gravesend supported our campaign in Chatham and encouraged their weekly gardening club to take part. The children met every Tuesday after school and have a couple of areas in the school dedicated to growing flowers and vegetables. They set a-side a growing box for our sunflowers at the edge of the playground and here 3 sunflowers flourished.
Manor Green Primary School is the winner in Basepoint’s join us and grow campaign in the Crawley area, with their sunflower an impressive 125cm tall. 10 primary schools in Crawley took part in the competition to grow the tallest sunflower which was sponsored by Basepoint. The winning sunflower was closely followed by Northgate Primary in 2nd place, Hilltop Primary in 3rd place, and Milton Mount Primary in 4th place.
After months of careful tending and watering of their sunflowers, the children at Bedenham Primary School, their teacher Jane Evans and the school Head, Mrs Potter, were over the moon when they were told that they had won the local area competition.
Having just been rated by Ofsted as outstanding, and now winning Basepoint’s Sunflower growing competition, what will be on the cards for Halterworth next? The Sunflower growing competition has been running for the last ten weeks and local schools have been battling furiously with who has the biggest sunflower. Cupernham were hot on Halterworths tail, but when the final measurements were taken Halterworth reached for the skies and measured tallest!