6R Entrepreneur Week Day 1: biographical research

Good morning everyone! We hope you had a wonderful break and managed to relax so you are ready for some exciting learning this half term.

This half term will kick off with Entrepreneur Week. Of course it will be different this year as there will be no Summer Fair to sell our products, BUT we will be having a class Zoom meeting on Friday where you will be pitching your fantastic ideas to the Year 6 “Dragon’s Den”.

The focus for Year 6 will be BAKERY PRODUCTS – this could be anything from cakes to biscuits to donuts to bagels – the choice is yours!

Today you will begin to understand what makes an entrepreneur and you will learn about some of the individuals who have made their mark in the baking industry.

Task 1: Choose ONE of the following: Shivesh Bhatia, Duff Goldman, Candice Brown or Mary Berry and research information about them to create a biography / information leaflet / poster. Please send your work to y6upload@broadheath.coventry.sch.uk so we can showcase a gallery at the end of the day. Have fun!

Task 2: McVities is one of the largest biscuit and cake brands in the world. What facts can you find out about them? How did they start? What products do they sell? What is the total sales value of their products? What is their advertising like? Why are they successful? Answer here on the blog.

41 thoughts on “6R Entrepreneur Week Day 1: biographical research

  1. McVitie’s is a British snack food brand owned by United Biscuits. The name of the brand comes from an original Scottish Maker. This compamy had moved several sites before they completed the St. Andrews Biscuit Works factory. McVitie’s is successful Because they are creative with their foods and most people like how there food taste and the different range or foods they do.

  2. McVitie’s is a British snack food brand owned by United Biscuits. The name of the brand comes from an original Scottish Maker. This compamy had moved several sites before they completed the St. Andrews Biscuit Works factory.

  3. The business Owners name was Robert McVitie and it was joined in 1875 by Charles Edward Price to create McVitie & Price. The death of Robert senior arrived but the company held firm as Robert McVitie Jr had Joined. They also Sell snacks such as chocolate digestives, Thins, Jaffa cakes and more.

  4. Task 1 I sand an email.
    Task 2
    Robert McVitie had two biscuit works at the head of Leith Walk in Edinburgh in 1870.
    The established Edinburgh biscuit company of Robert McVitie was joined in 1875 by Charles Edward price to create McVitie & Price. On the death of Robert senior, Robert McVitie junior joined and the firm expanded. In 1888 they built the huge St Andrews Biscuit Works on Robertson Avenue in the Gorgie district of south-west Edinburgh.
    The frim acquired the Edinburgh bakery of Simon Henderson & Sons in 1922. McVitie & Price merged with another Scottish bakery company, Macfarlane, Ling & Co., Ltd, in 1948 to become United Biscuits Group. The best-selling biscuit manufacture in the United Kingdom McVitie’s produces chocolate digestives, Hobnobs and Rich tea, and Jaffa Cakes.

  5. Duff Goldman:

    Duff Goldman is a pastry chef and a television personality who was born on the 17th of December in 1974 making him 45 years old.
    He has a cake shop called Charm City where he is an executive chef currently but when it had opened it had got more famous and demand grew higher so he had to recruit more workers and had sold his cakes to movie actors.
    Before he was famous, he had worked in Mcdonald’s as a fry cook.

    McVities had started when founder Robert McVitie opened a shop with his father and had worked there and couple years later Robert died leaving the business to Robert McVitie Jr which he had the firm to be expanded by adding more shops.
    McVities have produced chocolate digestives, Hobnobs and Rich tea biscuits.
    The total sale value of McVities is over £2 billion when it sold to a Turkish food group. The firm has been a success as it has been passed down from generation to generation making the business to expand and grow larger.

    • Amaan – you should have done the Duff Goldman research onto a poster / biography / booklet. Please can you do this and make sure you read the instructions properly next time!

  6. McVitie’s is a British snack food brand owned by United Biscuits. The name derives from the original Scottish biscuit maker, McVitie & Price, Ltd., established in 1830 on Rose Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. Jaffa Cakes and McVitie’s maker sold to Turkish food group in £2bn deal.

  7. Task:1
    Marry Berry is a British food writer,chef
    and television presenter she loves baking and encouraging young bakers to become professionals she was born Bath somesteet 24 March 1935 age 85 years she had 3 children she has been teaching how to cook Her full name Marry Rosa Allleyne Berry
    Husband. Paul J.M. Hunnings
    I would like to bake cakes like Mary Berry I love cakes
    Task:2 McVitie’s is a British snack food brand owned by United Biscuits. The name derives from the original Scottish biscuit maker, McVitie & Price, Ltd., established in 1830 on Rose Street in Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Mcvitie makes
    Fruit shortcake
    Hobnobs
    Ginger nuts
    Digestives
    Rich tea
    Jaffa cakes

  8. I will send my Power point presentation on Mary Berry through email.
    McVities is one of the largest biscuit and cake brands in the world.
    1809
    It starts with a little baker named Robert McVitie. Born in Scotland 1809.
    1839
    In 1839, Robert and his father William opened a shop in Rose Street, Edinburgh. Robert’s baking was so popular he managed to open more shops and made the business expand.
    1844
    Robert married in 1844. Sensing that his business’ future lay in baking, he sent his two sons to Europe to study bakery there.
    1880
    Robert passed away in 1880 leaving his business to Robert Junior. The bakery was so well loved in Edinburgh, Robert Jr’s did was invest the bakery business.
    Then the store was known as McVities
    They made many biscuits an cakes such as Hobnobs.

  9. Candice Brown was born on the 21st December 1984. Candice is a reality television personality, she is also most known by being the seventh series winner of The British Bake Off. In November 2016, it was reported that she had left her job as a PE teacher at Ashlyns School, to have a career in baking. Brown occasionally cooks on a daytime programme This Morning. She took part in the tenth series of Dancing on Ice in 2018, in which she was partnered with Matt Evers. In 2019 she appeared in The Great New Year’s Bake Off and on Celebrity Mastermind, which she won having taken Audrey Hepburn as her specialist subject.
    The McVitie’s story begins ,in 1830, after apprentice baker Robert McVitie and his father William opened a provision shop in Edinburgh. The popularity of Robert’s baking prompt the pair to open several more stores within a few years.

  10. Task1:
    Duff Goldman was born on the 17th December 1974. He is from the United States of America and was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He is 45 years old. His full name is Jeffrey Adam Goldman. From the age of fourteen, he began to work in kitchens (his first job was at a bagel store at a mall.) In 2002, Goldman opened his own business called Charm City Cakes. His business started excelling and he started hiring chefs to bake and help him. Goldman currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He is now the bass player in a band called Foigrock(a rock and roll band.)
    Task 2:
    Mcvities is a British snack food brand owned by United Biscuits.They were founded in Edinburgh Scotland in 1830. The products they sell are digestive biscuits, Jaffa cakes, fig rolls, penguin, taxis and many more.

  11. 1809-Robert McVitie was born in Scotland.
    1839-Robert opened a provisions shop with his father.Robert’s baking was popular so he expanded his business by opening more shops.
    1844-Robert McVitie gets married and sends both of his sons to Europe to study bakery.
    1880-Robert McVitie passed away and left his business to Robert Jr who invested in a bigger bakery.
    1875-Charles Price joined the firm and helped it become a household name.
    1893- McVitie and Price were asked to bake the royal wedding cake.

    McVities make
    -Digestives
    -Jaffa Cakes
    -Hobnobs
    -Penguin
    -Ginger nuts
    McVities advertise via TV
    I think they are successful because they baked a classic treat and kept it simple.

    • Can’t wait Safa! Looking forward to your creations! It is such a shame that you will not be able to bring any into school for us to sample! :(

    • Such a shame we wouldn’t be able to taste your finished item.😢 Never mind you can share your recipe with us and we can then all bake it for ourselves!

  12. Awwww I do enjoy eating cakes 🍰…. looking forward to our zoom session on Friday ! Can’t wait to hear about your business proposals. 👍🏼

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