Upcoming Thomas Arnold Lecture
We are delighted to announce that the next in the current series of Thomas Arnold Lectures will be delivered by Mr Nick Jenkins. The title of his lecture is 'From Moonpig to Dragon' and he will be speaking at 7.30pm on Monday 1st June 2015 in the Thomas Arnold Hall.
Nick Jenkins read Russian at University before spending eight years living and working in Moscow as a sugar trader. In 1998, after finding a death threat nailed to his front door he decided it was time to come home and while studying for an MBA at Cranfield University he decided to set up his own business. He wrote five business plans, one of which was for an online personalised greeting card retailer which turned into Moonpig.com. After growing sales but still losing money, the business finally made a profit in 2005 and by 2011 had four million customers worldwide. Nick sold most of the business to Photobox in July 2011 and now splits his time between working in the voluntary sector and investing in and advising other businesses. Nick is a new “Dragon” on the Dragons' Den panel, which is being filmed now and will air from July. He lives near Warminster.
Although this event is free, it is essential that you book in order to secure a place. Please contact Mrs Jenni Blair, the Headmaster’s PA, on [email protected] or on 01985 210101 if you wish to attend. We recommend an early response as tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis.