The Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students project – the brainchild of Lifetime – has got off to a tremendous start at Holy Trinity School.
Holy Trinity is the second school in the borough to embrace the BBIS venture – where business people with a Barnsley connection, free of charge, deliver their inspirational story to students.
Horizon Community College successfully kicked things off last year and have already had over 20 BBIS speakers ‘tell their tale’ to thrilled students and teachers.
Now Holy Trinity are following suit and the first two speakers certainly made a winning impression!
Simon Biltcliffe (pictured below, courtesy of Angus Thomas) was raised in Staincross and is a brilliant orator, as well as the inspirational chief executive of Webmart, the printing services agency he founded and has turned into a multi-million pound company.
He was the very first BBIS speaker at Holy Trinity – going in at the beginning of this month – and he definitely delivered the ‘wow’ factor!
Following hot on Simon’s heels through Holy Trinity’s open doors was Stuart Turner (pictured below with Year 11 students from Holy Trinity’s GCSE Hospitality class) ), the owner of sushisushi, an innovative online business retailing Japanese ingredients.
Said a Holy Trinity representative: “We would like to issue a huge thank you to both Simon Biltcliffe of Webmart and Stuart Turner of sushi sushi who visited us to deliver two inspirational speeches to Year 11 pupils. What a fantastic impression they made on everyone!”
Barnsley Football Club’s chief executive Ben Mansford is also booked in as a BBIS speaker for Holy Trinity students. He is scheduled to meet Year 11s on Thursday, November 27.