Entrepreneurial students reach final of business competition

14 November 2012

Students from Oaklands College have been shortlisted as finalists in the SUBWAY® brand’s Design-a-Sub initiative.

The exciting challenge set by SUBWAY® franchisees asked pupils to design and market a new Sub. The College’s students have been shortlisted as finalists from almost 100 entries. With £1,000 worth of Amazon vouchers on the line for the winning team, as well as the unique prize of having their Sub and marketing material launched in SUBWAY® stores in St Albans and across the region.

The College’s team consists of Charlotte Knight, Frankie Wright, Conor Fitzpatrick, and Harry Seeby. The enterprising four came up with the Peppalapino.  The Sub contains Hearty Italian Bread, Pepperoni, Jalapeño, Salami and Hot Chilli Sauce. 

The finalists now face a nerve-wracking pitch to a panel of SUBWAY® franchisees at The University of Cambridge later this month, before the overall winner is selected.

SUBWAY® franchisee Bob Moodliar, said: “This year we have had some of our best entries yet. Our finalists should be very proud of their achievement in getting so far in the competition. All the teams who entered did a fantastic job!”

Paul Kirikal, lecturer in Business Studies at Oaklands College, commented: “It’s great news that we have been shortlisted as a finalist. The challenge provided a superb test for the pupils allowing them to put their business theory and acumen to the test. We are really looking forward to the final and hope we can do St Albans proud.”