02:55AM, Sunday 18 May 2014
Enterprising Maidenhead sixth-formers have been offering business advice to a popular activity centre.
A group of seven year 13 students from Furze Platt Senior School in Furze Platt Road visited The Look Out Discovery Centre in Bracknell on Wednesday, April 30 as part of their A-level course work.
Since January the students have compiled market research for The Look Out such as competitor analysis and surveys in Maidenhead town centre.
They analysed the data and thought of ways The Look Out can boost its visitors numbers.
Ideas brought to the table included developing the birthday party service and 'bring a friend’ promotions.
The Look Out manager Jacky Henderson said: "The results will contribute to our marketing plan and we will undoubtedly move forward some of the suggestions.”
The Look Out has science and nature exhibitions and offers outdoor pursuits including walking, orienteering and high ropes.
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