Monday 15th January 2024

We give our support to future talent in business competition

We recently supported a small group of S5 girls from Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans with their business project as part of the Growing Future Assets Investment Competition where teams are asked to pitch a company that Future Asset should invest in.

Preston Lodge High School visit to Ravensheugh

Welcomed to our Ravensheugh development

Working with their local partner and supporter, Baillie Gifford, the East Scotland Business Unit was approached to be the business that the girls would analyse and research before creating their pitch for the competition.

As well as facilitating interviews with members of the team, we welcomed the group to our Ravensheugh development in Wallyford. This helped the girls, known as Team Dave, to see for themselves how we are working to deliver new homes in their local area.

Preston Lodge High School visit to Ravensheugh
Future Asset’s goal is to enable girls in the senior phase of high school to learn how investment can change the world for the better, gain valuable, transferable skills, and consider the benefits of possible future careers.  "We've been astounded by the level of engagement from our companies for investment in this year’s competition," remarked Helen Bradley, CEO at Future Asset. "The support and insights from esteemed companies such as Taylor Wimpey truly encapsulate the essence of our work. We are so delighted with the support they have shown offering students a unique opportunity to learn and grow in the realms of finance and investment.”

Diversity in the workplace

Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland adds: “We were delighted to be approached to support Preston Lodge High School’s Team Dave and to become the featured company for their business pitch in this year’s Growing Future Assets Investment Competition.

“At Taylor Wimpey, we actively promote a diverse workplace within our sector and we continue to promote and upskill a diverse range of talent, to ensure women are given the same opportunities to succeed in the world of work – irrespective of industry. We also recognise the importance of inspiring future talent to consider our industry, and we hope our involvement in this project has given the girls in Team Dave a real taste of what we do, and how we operate which we hope will encourage them to consider one of the many career paths that housebuilding offers. We wish them every success in the competition.”

Preston Lodge High School visit to Ravensheugh