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.
‘The secret of my success’ is a series of inspiring talks as part of the Wandsworth Schools’ Week programme. Successful Wandsworth-based entrepreneurs Arminder Singh Dhillon, Jemal Peters, and Mike Smith will share their stories about how they got started in business.
Mike Smith joined McDonald’s as an employee at the age of 19, whilst still at college. However, the unexpected death of his father meant he suddenly needed to step up to support the rest of his family. Mike gradually worked his way up the ladder to become a franchisee, acquiring his first restaurant in Mitcham in 2000; and had the honour of meeting Nelson Mandela when he worked for the restaurant chain in South Africa. Mike now owns and runs twelve restaurants across South London (including one in Balham), employing over 1,100 people. Mike will be sharing his inspiring story of how he went from flipping burgers to becoming franchisee and multi-restaurant owner.
*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.
Alternative slot available: Tuesday 26 March, 11–11.45am (Book here)