Students in Year 9 and 10 were fortunate enough to meet and experience a celebrity guest speaker and entrepreneur called Emily Webb who pitched on BBC’s Dragon’s Den. Emily had created a small business which centred around selling grips for gym machines, rowing oars, handles for crutches and many other products. Emily was unsuccessful with her pitch and failed to receive any offer from a Dragon’s but has since gone on to forge a very successful business called Oarsome Potential. Emily is now selling products all over the world and last year saw her reach a £500,000 turnover.
Emily gave us insight into her story, the challenges and the successes of running a business and how you must continue and fight for your dream. Students were fantastic and asked an array of questions. A small group of students who had their photos with Emily will soon be famous and will make an appearance on Emily’s Website!
The students were a credit to the Academy and will have gained great experience from Emily’s story/entrepreneurial advice.