Zaun judges ‘The Pitch’ at Wolverhampton University


Zaun has today been asked to be a part of the judging panel for The Pitch 2015, which is back at Wolverhampton University today after the success of the 2014 event.

The Pitch is a residential business challenge programme where teams of Year 10 and 11 students come up with creative solutions to real-life challenges set by well-known local businesses.

Students will work in teams of five during the event to come up with a creative solution to a real-life business challenge with support from a university graduate mentor.

At the end of the two days, students will ‘pitch’ their idea to representatives from business. The businesses will judge ideas presented by each student team against the original brief and announce a winner.

Zaun’s judge, Marketing Manager Steve Roberts, said: ‘As an ex-Wolverhampton University student myself, it is great to see the university commit to helping students gain valuable experience in everyday work problems, and to give students a springboard to network with local companies and help with their own professional development.’

The university will equip students to take part in The Pitch by offering three workshops on:

  • Leadership and team-building skills
  • Marketing and how to create the perfect pitch
  • Creative thinking and idea generation

The Pitch is a great way to involve and prepare students for work skills by providing them with real-life scenarios to help them gain experience when looking for work.

The Pitch is designed to:

  • Encourage teamwork among students
  • Equip students with entrepreneurial skills to develop creative ideas for real business problems
  • Inspire and equip pupils with the knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and attitude which will help them to compete with confidence in a real business arena
  • Meet and learn from peers from other schools

An overall winner will be decided and invited to our Business Awards which will be held later in 2015.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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