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Boxing clever for family fun…

April 23, 2018

Weekend Box and charity Traidcraft Exchange have teamed up to create a carton of crafty delights for youngsters – ‘The Business Builder Box’.

The package contains everything a child requires to support them to start up their own enterprise and also helps people in developing countries to do the same…and you could win one!

What is a Weekend Box?

This letterbox-sized activity box is posted to the homes of subscribers across the country. Every fortnight, a colourful new box arrives, containing fun and engaging activities that can be enjoyed by children… but, crucially, with support from an adult.

The Weekend Box is designed to encourage quality time between parents and their little ones, something many parents say they struggle to fit in…

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But there’s something special about the latest Weekend Box…

‘The Business Builder Box’ has been developed in collaboration with Traidcraft Exchange and is designed to encourage entrepreneurialism… The limited-edition parcel provides kids with the tools to create artistic masterpieces, as well as a business best practice guide offering advice, tips and instructions on how to turn their art into an enterprise.

And as well as encouraging entrepreneurs, the box, which retails at £9.95, also raises money for charity. £1 from every sale is donated to Traidcraft’s Hidden Entrepreneur Appeal, backing talented people who lack the opportunities to create a business.

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What’s in the Weekend Box?

The Build a Business box gives little ones everything they need to start their own block-printing business from scratch. The box is suitable for ages 8+ and includes:

  • All creative materials needed to make 15+ printed items
  • Business top tips
  • Sales and marketing ideas
  • Fun finance games
  • A sales tracker
  • 31-day Business Builder wallchart
  • And more!

Who is behind Weekend Box?

It is the brainchild of young entrepreneur Andy Stephenson, described as having many of the same qualities as a young Richard Branson… by Richard Branson himself!

The Newcastle-based entrepreneur is a Durham University graduate and came up with the idea while working in the digital sector.

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Andy explains: “It started when I was looking for gifts for nieces and nephews. I trawled the internet, but couldn’t find anything that was the right mix of educational yet fun. So, I came up with the idea of a Weekend Box, made one and gave it to a friend with children to see what they thought. When the feedback was positive, I realised I was onto something.

“Within six months I’d sent out 1,000 boxes, by 18 months 20,000 boxes and now, five years in, we post out around a quarter of a million Weekend Boxes each year.” 

Weekend Box was established in 2013 and offers a membership club designed to provide high-quality activities for parents and children. Each box contains a mix of creative content and fun activities that help parents and children engage together.

How can I find out more?

Visit www.weekendboxclub.com/traidcraft or to watch a short video about the business, check out

Win a Limited Edition Business Builder Weekend Box

We have two Limited Edition Business Builder Weekend Box to giveaway. To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

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