Management: 850 teams compete for trophy

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THE BUSINESS management competition being organised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in association with the Independent and Sharp, the electronics group, has attracted 850 registered teams, writes Roger Trapp.

They have until 4 November to submit their reports. The aim is to put charities in touch with young people who want to contribute their ideas and enthusiasm towards changing the world.

Teams will study the case of a fictitious charity called One World. They will adopt the role of a fund-raising manager, plan a campaign and prepare a report.

But then fiction turns to reality because Cima will pass on the teams' ideas to suitable charities.

The reports will be judged by a panel including Rosemary Thorne, finance director of the supermarkets group J Sainsbury, Alec Reed, chairman of Reed Executive recruitment consultancy, and Susan Sheard, director of the BLP Consultancy.

The winners, to be announced on 5 December, will receive a trophy and pounds 1,000 worth of Sharp desktop business products for their school or college plus personal organisers, certificates and commemorative silver rulers. Nine regional winners will also receive prizes.