Lifetime Managing Director Ian Dickinson is the latest local business leader to be booked in to tell ‘his story’ to students at Horizon College.
Ian is a committed speaker in the ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ project, the brainchild of his Dodworth-based financial management company Lifetime.
The venture is being trialled at the college and promises to be an exciting journey, one which hopefully will help inspire the future generation of successful employers and employees in and around Barnsley.
Ian (pictured) is eager to engage with the students and will be holding a ‘question and answer’ session with Horizon’s Year 10 Business Studies group on Thursday, December 19 (10.45am to 11.45am).
Said Ian: “I’m really looking forward to the event.
“Giving just a little might make just that little difference and the outcomes can be huge.”
Ian is just one of a number of BBIS speakers now booked in – as the initiative begins to gather real momentum.
The first ever BBIS speaker is Barnsley FC’s chief executive Ben Mansford, who will chat to around 200 Y7/Y8 Horizon students who attend an after-school master class, on Thursday, December 12 at 3.15pm in Horizon theatre.
And the BBC’s 2012 Young Apprentice winner Ashleigh-Porter Exley will be going into Horizon the following morning (Friday, December 13). She has been booked in to speak to the Year 10 assembly, from 8am.
January 2014 also promises to be a busy BBIS time too!
Liz Paton and her business partner Jon Preston, who together run the Barnsley-based Tarnished Studios Ltd, will be going in to speak to the master class on Thursday, January 16.
They will be holding a university type lecture based on animation/CGI design and business.
Meanwhile, Josh and Jake Ingamells, professional musicians and owners of Big SkyRecords, who were taught by Horizon’s very own Vice Principal Charlie Brammer, will tell their story to the Year 11s assembly on January 21.