HLC: Pushing the boundaries of Business Education

Enterprising pupils from Ladies’ College (HLC) were recently given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Yorkshire International Business Convention in , thanks to the generosity of a parent.

Garry Cuthbert, Managing Director, Reef Business Systems, hosted seven pupils, and Director of HLC Business , Mrs Judith Grazier at the , which focuses on inspiring entrepreneurs and business people across the region through its programme of world class speakers.

They had the opportunity to hear inspirational speeches from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, credited as the inventor of the World Wide Web, England Test Cricket Captain Andrew Strauss, adventurer Monty Hall and buy-to-let property investor Caroline Marsh who has appeared on C4’s ‘The Secret Millionaire’.

Mrs Grazier said: “Wide awareness of the demands of the economic world is essential for all our futures and by forging links between school and the ‘real’ business world, we offer our pupils a competitive advantage. The YIBC has inspired the girls to consider the possibility of starting their own businesses. “

One of the pupils who attended the YIBC said: “The highlight of my day was meeting Caroline Marsh. She made me realise I have to stay focused on what I want to do in life. Business is a risk and even


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