Teign canteen gives students a flavour for business

Successful businessman and owner of mobile street food kitchen, “The Teign Canteen”, visited Newton Abbot College to talk to Year 10 Business Studies students about his experiences in setting up as a sole trader in the local area.

Daniel Edge, who also runs The Blue Hut in Teignmouth, spoke to students about his journey setting up and running a business, his hopes for the future and offered advice on some of the pitfalls of sole trading. Students were treated to a question and answer session, tour of the mobile van and an insight into business ownership and expansion.

Daniel Edge (c) with Year 10 Business Studies students

Daniel explained the impact of his visit: “It is really important to give students the opportunity to speak to businessmen and women in the early stages of their ventures; it really helps make things simpler to explain and much less daunting a prospect.”

Teacher of Business Studies, Jon Leet, said of the visit: “Daniel gave our students a real flavour of what it means to run a business. Having run his company by himself since its inception, he was able to take a lot of the mystery out of the process, hopefully giving our students the confidence to take their entrepreneurial flair forward in the future.”

Teign Canteen Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 1