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During Wandsworth Schools’ Week we will be delivering a series of workshops, assemblies and talks by young and established entrepreneurs in schools across the borough*. These events are to help develop enterprise and work-related learning for pupils in Year 7 to Year 13.
*Booking is on a first come, first served basis, and only available to Wandsworth schools. Times can be amended slightly to accommodate your schedule. Places are limited to one Schools’ Week booking per school.
‘The secret of my success’ is a series of inspiring talks as part of the Wandsworth Schools’ Week programme by young successful, Wandsworth based entrepreneurs Arminder Singh Dhillon, Jemal Peters, and Mike Smith will share their stories about how they got started in business.
Arminder Singh Dhillon, 17, from Battersea, invented the Boot Buddy – a portable boot cleaner – when he was 11 years old and frustrated with spending countless hours trying to clean his muddy football boots. Aged 15 he appeared on Dragon’s Den with his family and became the youngest person ever to receive backing from the Dragons when Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden and Touker Suleyman invested £20,000 for a 10% share of the business.
When he’s not studying for his A Levels, Arminder speaks at various business events, most recently at Peter Jones’ Enterprise Festival (EntFest). Arminder’s team have plans for further expansion into additional markets as well as launching useful new variations such as Paw Buddy, an adaptation for cleaning your pet’s muddy paws. In 2018 he won the Horners Bottlemakers Award and was listed on TransferWise’s ‘20 Under 20’ list.