ARCH: Exploring Entrepreneurship with guest speaker Sir John Madejski OBE


ARCH: Exploring Entrepreneurship with guest speaker Sir John Madejski OBE

Thursday 8 February from 17.00

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We are delighted to welcome students and parents to our latest ARCH Keynote: Exploring Entrepreneurship.

The aim of the evening is to spark new entrepreneurial journeys by building awareness, skills and networks and to celebrate business innovation in the Reading community.

“If you have the passion and commitment, and a thirst for hard work, anything is possible”

Dr Risin Molley, Co-founder, TriMedika

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We are so grateful to the many entrepreneurs and organisations who will be supporting the evening including:

  • Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship, Henley Business School
  • The Peter Jones Foundation
  • Innovate UK
  • Reading Entrepreneurship Society, University of Reading
  • Ethical Reading
  • The Samuel Family Foundation

The evening starts at 17.00 with an Entrepreneurial Fair featuring student and professional exhibitors.

Sir John Madejski OBE, DL, DLitt will deliver a talk at 18.00. Sir John is the founder of Thames Valley Auto Trader and developed it to become a national brand. He is a former Chancellor of the University of Reading but perhaps best known for building the Madejski Stadium as owner of Reading Football Club for twenty-six years.

The evening concludes with student breakout group conversations and networking with our entrepreneur guests. The full schedule is available on the booking link.

ARCH is a multi-school partnership, founded by The Abbey, that offers a range of activities to young people across Reading to develop aspiration and self-discovery, built on innovative community connections. What unites our partners is the desire to improve the life chances of young people and to help them explore and fulfil their potential. ARCH was recognised in The Pride of Reading Awards in 2023.

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