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Bryanston Business Conference 2016
With a shock referendum result jolting the world awake on Friday 24 June, A3 pupils spent the day participating in a series of workshops led by visiting entrepreneurs and business leaders at the fourth annual Bryanston Business Conference.
From learning about the intricacies of setting up a specialist tea service business, to drawing up finance models, pupils were given the opportunity to hear first-hand about the highs and lows of building a vibrant and successful business and what pitfalls they might encounter along the way.
They enjoyed trying out their own skills in a number of different commercial areas such as brand marketing and creating ideas for social enterprises.
The final session took place in the Elder Concert Hall where pupils participated in a Q&A panel comprising six guest speakers and chaired by Bryanston’s Head of Economics, Ben Leigh.
Pupils also heard about an exciting new opportunity that will mean that they can apply for seed funding if they have a business idea that they are passionate about developing – Bryanston’s et nova et vetera (ENEV) Fund.
The conference was closed by the Head, Sarah Thomas, who urged pupils to think about developing businesses that would enable them to shape their own future and have a positive impact in whatever world was around them.
Bryanston would like to extend its most grateful thanks to all the inspiring guest speakers who gave so generously of their time and experiences:
Blackrock James Burrell
Comins Tea Houses Michelle Comins
Folk2Folk Jane Dumeresque
Highclere International Investors Ed Makin
Notarianni Glass Charlie Macpherson
Pi Ltd Jonathan Fianu
Pops Harry Clarke
Ratio Tara Flynn
Salad Bella Lewis-Smith
Shaping Tomorrow Matthew Richardson
The Women’s Sat Nav to Success Ltd Diana Parkes, BSc, BSc, MBPsS
Yes Education Carly Ward
and Entrepreneur/Investors Allan Edwards
A photo gallery of images from the day can be found here.