Talking entrepreneurship

22nd May 2018

News, Student news, Alumni news

‘Be your own confident person’ was the advice from the Founder of Addison Lee, John Griffin, during ‘A Conversation on Entrepreneurship’ with Wadham and Oxford entrepreneurs.

Sharing insights about his career and the challenges it brought, it was when John Griffin was working as a minicab driver that he identified the opportunity to run his own minicab business more efficiently, started his own business and scaled it to the size of Addison Lee.

Students and alumni gathered at the newly established Oxford Foundry for John’s inspiring and personal talk which was followed by a networking session where attendees were able to meet and talk with John.

Among the audience was one of John’s former drivers at Addison Lee who now runs his own construction company. He described how John had inspired him, and this event provided a wonderful opportunity for them to meet again, as successful entrepreneurs.

The event, organised by Wadham College, in association with Oxford Entrepreneurs, was hosted by Wadham Sub-Warden, Professor Colin Mayer.

Joining John and Colin were two Wadham alumni and entrepreneurs,  Dan Emmerson (Archaeology and Anthropology, 1994) and Nick Shekerdermian (Chinese, 2013), who are participating in a series of events facilitated by Wadham College to help support entrepreneurial students and alumni.

Get in touch with the Wadham Development Office and Oxford Entrepreneurs if you want to receive invitations to future events.

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