FOUR successful entrepreneurs gave Year 11 King’s Ely students an inspiring insight into their careers as part of the Founders4Schools programme, which aims to give students a unique perspective from a career choice that makes a positive impact on employment, the economy and society.

Andy Harter, founder and CEO of Realvnc Limited, Colin Gibb, Managing Director of Gibb Consultancy Limited, Paul Anson of Lumejet Holdings Limited, and John Synder, CEO of Grapeshot Limited, spoke to students about their career paths and the challenges they faced when setting up their businesses, elaborating on how they grew their small start-ups into global operations. Their brief was simply to inspire them. The session finished with a dynamic Q&A session, giving the students the opportunity to ask some interesting and pertinent questions.

Event organiser Claire Poole, who is Head of Design and Technology at King’s Ely Senior, said: “Entrepreneurship is an exciting and rewarding career option. The students got such a lot out of the Founders4Schools event and were all very energised by hearing the entrepreneurial journeys of such inspiring role models. One student said they had already come up with some ideas of their own.”

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