Barnsley team at first BASE

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A TEAM from Barnsley College has beaten off competition from four other schools to win the regional heat of a national business competition.

Teams taking part in the Business, Accounting and Skills Education (BASE) competition had to take on the role of chartered accountants, deciding on the next steps a fictional company should take, before presenting their ideas to a panel of business professionals.

The Barnsley team, comprising Jonathan Carr, Kelly Stracey, Josh Meynell, Liam Hawksworth, Jaime Charlesworth and Gemma Ainsworth, beat runners up from Aston Academy and teams from King Ecgberts, Longley Park and Chesterfield College.

n Only a Martian wouldn’t twig that Business Network International was invented in America.

Huge name tags, solemn oaths, motivational slogans, handshakes and a ‘stop talking’ bell.

Say what you like about brash Yanks though, they’re also friendly - and very good at business.

Read the Business Monthly review in The Star on Wednesday.