A group of entrepreneurial students from Richard Lander School have set up company Rocky & Co. and launched their new product, a creative kit for children - Rock Monsters, just in time for Christmas. The students are taking part in the national business skills programme Young Enterprise and will be at the Trade Fair in Truro this Sunday selling the new product.
The business leaders of the future have been working hard on developing their product idea since September. A designer at Rocky & Co. Alicia Khalil, said: “As soon as we started it was clear that we needed to make quick but well thought out decisions - we had so many product ideas we did not know which one to choose.
“We eventually decided to go with a creative kit for children to make and create their own rock monsters. Our aim is to ‘bring a rock to life’. At Rocky & Co we think that it is important for children to be creative and have fun doing something that will let them unleash their creativity.”
Commenting on the experience so far managing director of Rocky & Co. Oscar Davies, said: “Our Young Enterprise company has had a great experience so far and our business skills have improved dramatically. Everyone has pulled their weight and this is what inevitably brought our product to completion.
“Our communication has also improved - we started by working in different groups but soon found we worked better all together.”
Whilst designing the product the company has developed its digital presence, which it recognises is vital in the success of any company. It has a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account as well as online selling accounts with eBay and Amazon. A new website is also being developed.
The Central Lead at Richard Lander, Mrs Ford, said: “The group has been so enthusiastic and dedicated right from the start – they’ve been listening closely to their business advisors and even getting further advice from local businesses including Dash.”
The company is now focussing on developing its product and spreading the word so its business can expand - a goal the whole team is dedicated to.
For more information or to buy your first Rock Monsters kit pop along to the Fair on the piazza in Truro on Sunday or email TheRockyAndCo@gmail.com