Former BBC Dragon Visits WNSC

Oswestry, United Kingdom, January 18, 2015 --( Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) recently welcomed investor and former Dragon from BBC’s Dragons Den, Doug Richard, to the Oswestry Campus. Doug came and delivered the Entrepreneurs and Education Programme (EEP) Challenge Workshop, delivered by his School for Start-ups. The two hour session challenged everybody’s knowledge of entrepreneurship and aimed to provide attendees the motivation and skills to start a business, igniting that entrepreneurial spark in the audience.

Doug’s presentation was interesting, enlightening and amusing with many personal anecdotes about his experiences as an ‘angel investor’ in the world of business and his time as a Dragon on the first two series of Dragons Den, he imparted his knowledge of entrepreneurism and dispelled many myth’s. Doug believes anyone can be an entrepreneur, and that is what the School for Start-Up’s is about.

Doug commented, "The UK needs entrepreneurs now more than ever, and we have to start tapping into the abundance of innovative talent that British colleges have, and help them to unleash their entrepreneurial potential. There are so many brilliant people out there who can be part of Britain’s entrepreneurial future, and Walford and North Shropshire College certainly showed today that it has more than its fair share of talented people."

Sarah Probert, Business Curriculum Leader at WNSC, thanked Doug, saying "It has been an honour to work with Doug Richard; promoting, encouraging and facilitating Business Starts-ups is what we are about here at WNSC and to have Doug agree to deliver his Challenge Workshop to our Staff team as his final event of the School for Start-ups' has been thrilling. I look forward to continuing to further develop the relationship offering further events for staff and students."

Apply now for BTEC or A Level Business qualifications! Please visit or call Admissions on 01691 688080. The College also has a Business Start-up course available on a part-time basis; the course starts on Monday 20th April 7-9pm.
Walford & North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039