|RES Apprentice 2017 Round 3|
|Monday, 05 December 2016 00:00|
RES Apprentice 2017 Round 3
The Bingham Hotel, Richmond, Surrey
This boutique hotel is tucked away beside the river in Richmond-upon-Thames, the Bingham Hotel In Richmond is one of London’s most unusual boutique hotels, or ‘restaurant with rooms’: A Georgian townhouse overlooking the Thames, the Bingham Hotel is a chic retreat for romantic getaways, a gourmet bolt hole for gastronomic experiences, and a unique wedding and events venue. This Boutique Hotel offers something for everyone at The Bingham Hotel Richmond.
Upon arrival we were met by General Manager Erick Kervaon who gave the students an interesting background to the hotel and to some of the new businesses he has recently been involved in setting up with particular interest to The Alliance of Independent Restaurants. This is a new concept dreamt up by Erick in response to supporting and working with independent restaurants to help them as a group compared to the larger already established chains of restaurants.
A.I.R will support with procurement, HR & Legal work, Support Network and PR & Marketing.
There is no joining fee and Erick and the 6 other shareholders are hoping to get well over 100 members (independent retailers) signed up for this business to be profitable. AIR guarantee that this will be returned through helping get cheaper prices for their food drink and insurance whilst also providing HR & Legal work, a support network, PR and marketing.
The students task in this round of the competition was to come up with some creative and innovative ideas to help achieve members of 100+ in the first 3 months of launch and to ensure that the shareholders of AIR and suppliers would all be profitable. Ideas were then to be pitched to Erick taking into consideration methods, time frames, cost and financial implications.
Team 1 – Oscar Rolfe & Jack Saunders
Team 2 – Adam Lamont & Joe Taylor
Team 3 – Rosie Chapman, Daniel Herbert & Joe Rolfe
After questioning each of the teams during their presentations Erick then gave feedback to all 3 teams and said what they could have done better and what ideas he liked. He also spoke to them about their presentation techniques and what they had learnt from the day. Some of the ideas he was quite keen on developing.
Erick chose a clear winner from the day which was Team 2– Well Done to Adam & Joe they are through to the final. The remaining 2 teams had to fight their corner and convince Erick why they should be put through to the final. After a lengthy debate Erick chose Team 1 – Oscar & Jack.
So,our 4 students in the Final of the RES Apprentice 2017 are :
The Final this year takes place in February and being hosted back at school in the Enterprise Suite at Confirmation of the date to follow.
For information about being involved with The Apprentice Competition please contact Sarah Maton - Deputy Head of Claremont House and Business & Enterprise Co-ordinator on either 01932 242994 X368 or email