TNCC Ambassador 2020, founder of "Moonpig.com" & former Dragon in "Dragons Den"
'I am delighted to become an ambassador for The National Careers Challenge for this academic year. Developing young people's enterprise skills is vitally important for the UK economy so it's great to be involved in a competition which helps to do this"
Former TNCC Ambassador from 2014 - 2019, Chairman of "Ryman" & Dragon in "Dragons Den"
“I was simply blown away by the #TNCC Finals day last year. School shouldn’t be just about academia. Enterprise gives you an understanding of the real world, and that’s so important.”
First TNCC Ambassador in 2013 & British business magnate
“The National Careers Challenge gives schools the opportunity to harness their pupils’ key employability skills”
Assistant Headteacher at Holy Trinity Free School Kidderminster
"We have now been running the programme since 2015 and every year it inexplicably gets bigger and better than it did the year before. The effect on my school has been huge and we now have dedicated Enterprise lessons for all Years from 7 to 13"
Enterprise Education at Chesham Grammar School
"Little did I imagine, in 2013 that entering The National Careers Challenge would offer so many learning opportunities and experiences for not only the students, but for me too"
Head of Business and Enterprise at John Hampden Grammar School
"When I briefed the organisers, I told them that I didn’t want 6 winners and 130 losers on the challenge day. Every child had to come out with something. And they did. They had a fair chance to compete; reluctant students were skilfully engaged; they enjoyed the variety of activities and they all achieved something and went away thinking about what they could have done to win"
2013 TNCC National Champion
"The National Careers Challenge gave me the push that I needed to stop out of my comfort zone and achieve something great, because we all know that everything that makes life exciting happens outside of that little safety bubble"
2019 TNCC National Champion
"Although I was reluctant at first with it being in GCSE years, it was one of the most rewarding experiences as it helped my confidence especially in public speaking and gave me a massive insight into the entrepreneurial world as well as being really enjoyable"
2020 TNCC Online Participant
"I have found this experience an eye-opening and exciting insight into the entrepreneurial world. We had to get to know each other and work as a team, which has been a challenge during the current pandemic. We have learnt many new skills and overall enjoyed the new opportunity"
Grenade CEO - TNCC KS4 Challenge Sponsor 2019/20
“We were so inspired by what we saw in The National Careers Challenge we thought it would be good to see what young people can do for our brand. We have a lot of entrepreneurs in the country and students are just the right age to start thinking about healthy eating and nutrition, so we’re really excited to be launching the ‘Grenade Challenge’ in as part of The National Careers Challenge"
UCFB Chairman and Chief Executive - TNCC KS4 Challenge Sponsor 2018/19
“At UCFB we are dedicated to encouraging young entrepreneurs, and so The National Careers Challenge is a perfect fit to allow the leaders of tomorrow the opportunity to influence the UK’s sporting landscape. What’s more, we are delighted to work alongside our partners at The FA to engage students across the country to help realise The FA’s ambition of doubling the number of females participating in football by 2020. This year’s challenge will have fantastic benefits for students and the sports industry alike.”
Head of Higher Horizons + Collaborative Outreach Programme
“We’ve invested over £200,000 in the last 18 months with The Inspirational Learning Group and we’ve done that because they create some of the best challenges and competitions, and certainly the best celebratory final events in the country, working with thousands of young people across Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire”