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Bringing Business to life

On Friday, our Sixth Form Business students packed into A17 to hear a talk from Rupert Holloway, the founder of the locally produced Conkers Gin.

Rupert was very generous with his time, coming in to talk to the students about his journey. About setting up the business from nothing and passing on his experience of the importance of resilience, and how hard work pays off.

As someone who dropped out of university then became a chartered surveyor to starting Conkers, Rupert's story was anything but textbook. He stayed around after his talk to answer numerous questions from students who gained a real insight into the realities of setting up a business which brought to life the theory that is being taught.

The future is bright for this little local distiller taking on the big guns at their own game!