Entrepreneurs come to Cardiff and Vale College

8 October 2015

Entrepreneurs come to Cardiff and Vale College

Local entrepreneurs have come to Cardiff and Vale College to give talks aimed at inspiring CAVC students to forge their own futures by setting up in business.

Georgina Jones, founder of Sing and Inspire, came and spoke to Business students about motivating themselves to establish their own enterprises. Sing and Inspire is a company that tours workplaces encouraging staff to form choirs – with improved business results. She has since gone on to create Turn Lights On, an organisation designed to improve people’s engagement with each other in order to boost productivity.

“It’s incredibly important for us to come in to Colleges to give talks and hold sessions such as this,” Georgina said. “I think sometimes the media doesn’t really represent what entrepreneurship actually is or what being a business owner is like – it can be so negative.

“It’s important for young people to know that there are entrepreneurs on their doorstep who are doing what they love. I am a big believer in people doing what they love.”

David Williams also have a talk to CAVC Business students. David went from being made redundant to setting up a niche company supplying the Ministry of Defence which now employs up to 25 people.

The talks had been organised through Big Ideas Wales, a Welsh Government initiative to encourage young people to take the step of setting up their own businesses.