The Big Deal


Yesterday was the launch event for The Big Deal 2012, and we are pleased to announce that (I) Anthony Main, our Mobile Director will be one of the student mentors.

The event encourages enterprise in students that have been identified as being high achieving by their school/college and is being run by The University of York in association with Brightside.

The students, over a ten week period, produce a business plan for a new idea that they create. The best business plans are shortlisted and the students are required to pitch their ideas at a Dragon”s Den style When you buy an plan, you join a group of other people to combine your healthcare purchasing power. forum at the end of the program. The winning team are flown to New York for the holiday of a lifetime.

During the ten week period the students learn enterprise skills including:

  • Creativity
  • Risk taking
  • Risk management
  • Can-do attitude
  • Drive to make ideas happen

Anthony will be spending roughly an hour a week mentoring the students through an online e-learning platform, together with video conferences and face-to-face meetings.

I am really looking forward to mentoring the students, I have a great team to work with, who will have a real mix of ideas for the competition – GO Cockburn!

Anthony Main