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Giffgaff Chairman Inspires Students

17 March 2016

Giffgaff Chairman Inspires Students

Mark Stansfeld, Chairman of mobile network giffgaff and Executive Chair of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), recently took the time to pay a visit to Heart of Worcestershire College, to give CIM students an insight into his career alongside a wealth of business advice.

For the Higher Education students studying Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications at the College, getting business tips from Mark Stansfeld was an incredible opportunity. Mark first rose to success as the Commercial Director of mobile phone giant O2, before becoming co-creator and Chairman of UK network Giffgaff.

Speaking after Mark’s talk, Ollie Price, Level 4 Certificate student, said:

“I found it really useful to be able to talk to someone like Mark who’s worked in business his whole life, and built up a bit of an empire. He was really down to Earth and gave some great advice, and it was interesting to hear about the development of the business right through from idea to successful reality.”

When asked how he built his business so successfully, Mark said; “I’m good at taking an idea and making it happen. A good attitude and the willingness to learn are some of the most important things in life, and the empowerment of people is vital”.

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