Cover of the textbook Focus 5 - Student's Book

The key answer of exercise 2

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 5.2 - Reading for the textbook Focus 5 - Student's Book with authors Vaughan Jones and Sue Kay from Pearson Education


In groups of three, read one section each of the article about the recent winners of the Enterprise Awards. Make notes under the headings below and report back to your group.


A - Ross Kemp

  • Beginnings: a project at university
  • Challenges & milestones: hard at first, wanted to do everything himself, not knowing whom to trust and ask for advice
  • Advice: hold on to your day job as long as possible wile building a business

B - Rowena Simons

  • Beginnings: arts and crafts supplies left over from school & a passion for making things, photos of bracelets posted on Facebook
  • Challenges & milestones: no challenges really, no intention to become so prosperous, the success came as a surprise
  • Advice: patience is the key, you must be eager to develop your product and prepared for fluctuations in revenue

C - Ry Morgan

  • Beginnings: fresh out of university, just after internship so no other experience
  • Challenges & milestones: difficulties recruiting staff being a very young person without prior experience
  • Advice: while recruiting people it's not about getting the right professional match but about getting the right personal match