Success for QE economists – again!

The School has won a prestigious national business competition for the second consecutive year.

A team of four Year 11 Economists took first prize in Tune into Business 2011. Bennie Jaderberg, John Otugade, Marco Saccardi and Nigethan Sathiyalingam were required to step into the shoes of a high-powered music executive and decide on the most viable artist to invest in out of a choice of three. They had to justify their decision using market data, financial information and other social variables.

The annual competition is run by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in partnership with The b-Live Foundation, a careers and community site aimed at pupils at secondary schools.

“We are very proud of the boys’ achievement,” said Headmaster John Marincowitz. “To win such a prestigious competition in two consecutive years speaks of the consistently high level of performance from our boys.”

As part of their prize, the boys spent a day at the Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London where they met Mark Protherough, ICAEW Executive Director of Learning and Professional Development. The visit included an executive lunch at leading City venue, One Moorgate Place.

Commenting on the day, Mr Protherough said “The ICAEW remains the most popular breeding ground for future business leaders; 14 of the FTSE top 100 Chief Executives qualified with the Institute and 84% of those companies have at least one of our members on their board. Through competitions such as this we hope to perhaps find the business leaders of tomorrow.”