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Students Raise Money with LMC Car Wash
Our Business Studies students planned and organised a car wash event recently at LMC.
As part of their Event Management module, the Business students organised a wedding themed meal event in Coulson's restaurant, which took place in May, but in order to finance the event, they needed to raise some initial funding.
After brainstorming a variety of ideas they decided to implement an LMC car wash, due to the low costs and high profit margins.
The team marketed the event to college staff and students, selecting their target market carefully and arranging a pre booking service, as well as a pay on the day option to ensure they were busy.
The students ensured that they were equipped to wash cars all day, with cleaning materials donated from the LMC Cleaning Services team, as well as ladders for some SUVs , due to their size. Even when it started raining they didn't stop washing and their determination to make as much money never waned. They revisited staff rooms throughout the day to drum up more business and provided a superb after wash service where texts were sent with photos of the owners newly cleaned car to ensure a brilliant customer service experience.
For their final wash, the students provided a luxury service for their client, the owner of a brand new Range Rover, which also gave the students the opportunity to experiment with different levels of service.
After the car wash, the group totalled up their expenses and incomes and had managed to raise £90 profit to put towards the wedding event.
Business tutor, Sarah, said "I'd like to thank all the customers that allowed the learners to wash their vehicle and all LMC estates and cleaning services staff for helping to provide resources for the event. Getting involved in student run college events is vital in helping the students to develop their skills and we are very grateful for your support. In addition, I am very proud of my learners who worked really hard all day, despite the rain, and made a respectable profit to use for their final event which I am very much looking forward to."
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