The AIB Build a Bank Challenge
The AIB Build a Bank Challenge invites students to establish and run their own bank in school, in teams of six. The team is then involved in every aspect of the branding, management and business planning of their bank and must also find creative ways to market their bank, within the school, to encourage new student customers to join.
Every school is invited to a Regional Final to exhibit their School Bank projects to a panel of judges and demonstrate what makes theirs the best – all participating schools are awarded a Certificate of either Gold, Silver or Bronze.
The top teams from the AIB Build a Bank Regional Finals then go on to compete in the AIB Build a Bank National Finals in April in the RDS for the grand prize of €5,000. Specially commissioned trophies are awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams, in addition to ‘Best Digital Bank’ Award.
Real Nation liaise with Student Officers and coordinate, plan and manage all aspects of the events including venue booking, staging, production, artist liaison, dressing, schools’ liaison and health & safety plans.
Visit project website: www.aib.ie/build-a-bank
Real Nation have been managing the event production of the AIB Build A Bank Challenge for over 10 years but year on year, they have continued to exceed expectations through their execution and delivery of first class events for our 1,500 participants. They are not only on top of their briefs at all times but they continue to display an in-depth knowledge of both the industry and our brand which has resulted in us standing out amongst our competitors and creating a ‘Premier Business Event’ for Secondary School students.
Aidine and her team consistently go above and beyond for the AIB Build A Bank Programme but it’s their dedication and passion for our events that makes them one of the best agencies to work with in this industry. This year, tough deliverables were put in place for this programme but Real Nation stepped up to the mark and delivered our best National Final yet while also incorporating a whole new element to the programme – a Business Festival. Day or night, Real Nation were on hand to make sure that all aspects of the programme were delivered on time, within budget and to the highest standard possible – they love what they do and we in AIB are delighted to be working with them.Sarah Gallagher