Brackley-based digital fabrication (3D printing) specialist, KW Special Projects (KWSP), is teaming up with Space Studio Banbury, offering students from the Academy Trust school a chance to design a new meeting room for the high performance engineering company.
Sixth form students from the Space Studio Banbury took part in a competition which involved setting up a business and pitching to KWSP. The winning team, Stem Star, was invited to the KWSP offices in April and was set a real-life business challenge – to create and present a proposal for a new meeting space to represent KWSP’s brand and capabilities.
Kieron Salter, managing director of KWSP, commented: “We at KWSP believe that it is extremely important to inspire and support the next generation. It is great to see the hard work that all of the students put into the first part of this competition and we are looking forward to working with Stem Star in a real business context.”
Jane Ablett, business manager at Space Studio Banbury, added: “Space Studio caters for students with an active interest in Science, Maths, Technology and Space. It’s fantastic that companies such as KWSP support our students and our school and it’s particularly beneficial to be working with a company at the forefront of technology.
“KWSP’s engineers are really positive role models in an industry which is directly relevant to our specialism and I’m sure this experience will help to ensure our students leave school as confident individuals who take to the world of business with ease.”
Natalie Donaldson, a student at Space Studio Banbury, said: “We’re thrilled that our business plan won the competition. It’s been really interesting to learn about the work that KWSP do and we’re excited to work with them on the next part of the project.”
The students will create their office space concepts and present them back to KWSP in July.