Perseverance key to success for the Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentices

Perseverance central to success Congratulations to all the teams in the 2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge.   This is the fourth year Red Potato have worked with Welwyn Hatfield Council to deliver the Challenge.  Each year there seems to be some common element to the teams; this year it was perseverance. Thank you for … Continued

2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge

2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge puts fire in the belly!   The successful launch of the 2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge was in early October.  The teams are now hard at work putting together their plans and learning about how to fully exploit the resources available to them. Some of the things that … Continued

A message to all Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Teams…

“Don’t be a stranger.  Stay in touch, keep the network going” How many times do we hear people say things like “keep up your networking, because it will pay dividends eventually”. We start with good intentions to remain in touch, keep the contact going but we get distracted, events happen and then it becomes a … Continued

Welwyn Hatfield Super Dragons in action!

Behind the Scenes with the Super Dragons… It wasn’t easier, but we did it!  Due to our high level connections, we were able to smuggle a camera into the Super Dragons lair.  The time-lapse video shows the judges in action as they assess the teams’ business plans. Most of all, it was a fascinating insight … Continued

Business owners: do you remember what it was like to be 16?

No, we don’t remember either! But it certainly wasn’t an easy time; so huge congratulations to the young people who ventured into the Dragons lair last week to present their business plans. Success, Failure and Experience The teams came to tell the story of how they succeeded, failed and learnt from experience, during the 2016 … Continued

#WHDAC2105Awards

Well done to all the Teams who participated in the 2015 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge!  Red Potato were pleased to be a business partner with Welwyn Hatfield Council to deliver the programme again this year. The Challenge requires local schools to work with local businesses and charities with the aim of growing £100 “seed … Continued

Working in Partnership with Councils

Judgement Day at the #LGCAwards: We were really happy when asked to be part of the Welwyn Hatfield Council presentation to the Local Government Chronicle Awards panel in #London.  During January the team (composed of Welwyn Hatfield Council and Red Potato staff) put in the time to prepare and rehearse our pitch to the judges.  It was great … Continued

Dragons’ Apprentice 2012/13 Challenge pre-launch event June 14th

Following recent interest in the Dragons Apprentice pre-launch event in June we’ve included information on the agenda below:   DRAGONS’ APPRENTICE LAUNCH OF 2012/13 CHALLENGE JUNE 14, 4.30 – 6.00 PM AT ST. COLUMBA’S COLLEGE   Background to Dragons’ Apprentice                            Penny Mortimer (Project Mgr)   Why we support Dragons’ Apprentice: St Columba’s College (for the schools)                       David … Continued