First College Workshop

Natalia Orzechowska who has become a GOFISH Ambassador since attending the Young Entrepreneur Programme in her first year at the college and winning two cash prizes presenting to the new students her experiences and how she believes they can benefit from it.

Natalia said: ”The first meeting with Year 1 Business students was very successful and felt like we have gained interest and attention of the individuals about what we do and aim for in this year’s competition. Due to myself being in the same position last year, I now have a better understanding of what I can help the student with for them to achieve better results whilst further improving my skills and contributing to GOFISH. Good Luck to all of the students who will soon start working on their project!”.

Natalia’s GOFISH Experience


Natalia was the leading light in her team to create a business from a small plastic jar. She worked with them on their Business plan, created 200 words on their business and presented to the Dragons. They consisted of very successful local Entrepreneurs. The team won £100, coming joint second in The Office Evolution Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017.

David Baker, Chair of Trowbridge Town Team and GOFISH Coordinator who worked with all the teams in the previous months awarded her the student who went ‘That Extra Mile’. This was sponsored by Howard Travel and was worth £200.

Natalia is now a GOFISH Ambassador and will be presenting to the new students commencing this October and representing GOFISH at other events.

Nicola Davis won The GRIPIT Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017 and received a cash prize of £500 and will be supporting us to present to other students. The winner of The Office Evolution Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017; which was open for College students; was Dylan Coyne and his project ‘The Hunt’, he received a prize of £200.

Watch GOFISH’S Celebration Evening 2017 Video here:

College Students visit apetito

Profit through Partnership

An excellent day was experienced by 20 students from Trowbridge College at apetito on the 4th April. GOFISH coordinated the visit so that the students could experience the ‘World of Work’.

Pippa Thomas Lecturer at the College said, “This was an invaluable day for our business studies students who were given the opportunity to see how a locally based firm is thriving in a competitive environment”.

The day included a factory visit, food tasting and a variety of presentations from recruitment at apetito to how apetito ‘makes a real difference’ to the elderly and vulnerable.

Zoe Beauvoisin, Learning and Development Manager from apetito said, “It’s fantastic to engage with young apprentices who are part of the future talent pipeline of our organisation and we look forward to working with GOFISH again in the future”.