The Becket Way 
Wilford Lane, West Bridgford 
Nottingham, NG2 7QY
0115 982 4280

Young Enterprise

Sacked Store

Hi, I am Alex Edwards, Marketing Director for sacked store.

Sacked Store is the Becket schools Young enterprise company of 21/22, young enterprise is a nationwide competition which essentially allows a school to enter a group of students as a team and create their own business from scratch. This business can make anything, some companies we have come across this year have made wax melts, dog toys, and one school even made a book!

Our company's product is upcycled coffee sacks, primarily made into tote bags, however more products are currently in the works. Our tote bags are made from upcycled hessian sacks used to ship coffee beans from South America to the UK. The sacks are collected from our suppliers, and cut to the correct shape of our bags, the bags are then carefully lined with a sustainable calico lining which proves to be a great finish to the interior of the bag. All of our bags are unique, this provides every customer with their very own, one of a kind tote bag that will last a lifetime. Here at sacked store we value the environment and sustainability very highly, therefore we strive to do what we can for the environment and only use sustainable and environmentally friendly components in our products.

We have been very successful in the competition so far, initially winning out of all the teams in Nottinghamshire, winning the awards for BEST FINANCING, BEST MARKET STALL, and finally the COMPANY OF THE YEAR. We then won the regionals, this time we won the award for the BEST PROMOTIONAL VIDEO along with the COMPANY OF THE YEAR award.

This means that we are now in the national finals, representing the east midlands against opponents such as Scotland, Wales and Gibraltar. However, it has been a journey that has been filled with many bumps and bruises along the way and we have had to overcome many challenges with getting our product manufactured to the highest standard possible. We went through many different prototypes that we decided collectively were not up to our company standard. We also had to learn how to effectively work as a team to overcome our challenges, working together to create a product that we love, and that our customers love.

Alex Edwards and all the team at Sacked Store