I recently got introduced to the producer of the BBC Radio 5 Live programme, ‘On The Money’ by a good friend, Emma Jones (founder of Start Up Britain. If you want to start a business, check this site out first: www.startupbritain.org)
I mentioned to the producer that we were a rad start up and would be super stoked about getting on the show. We met up in town and did a mock interview / chat over a fried egg roll, which was delicious, if only I could remember the name of the cafe. All things went well and we were told we’ll go on the show in a couple of months, WIN!
It was two days later that we got a call asking if we could go on the following Sunday’s show as one of the guests had dropped out, so I hopped on a train to Leicester, grabbed some Jimmy’s from WHSmith and Sourced on the way through and got picked up by a pimping black 5 series BMW from St. Pancras. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. AT ALL.
I turned up at the BBC Broadcasting house, which if you haven’t been, you should go for a tour. It’s a mind boggling experience and it’s incredible to see how it literally runs 24 hours a day. Almost like us.Posted in Blog | Leave a comment April 21, 2013
Wow there are some rad people on this planet.
One such bunch of ‘radders’ are the awesome guys at Boscombe Bike Club. You should check out their stuff on www.facebook.com/BoscombeBikeClub. Basically, they get their creative mitts on old bikes from cruisers and racers to tricycles and choppers and do them up. It’s kind of like a ‘pimp my ride’ episode without some lanky, vanilla ice-esque itch as the front man. Josh Kay is BBC’s front man and is about as enthusiastic as they come. He is certainly one of life’s go-getters.
We came across these guys when we did a show at Arts University Bournemouth and they asked if we’d like a Jimmy’s bike custom made by them. We agreed and in the blink of an eye, I was invited round their workshop (kitchen) for the unveiling.Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Leave a comment March 28, 2013
Here’s a lovely
note from Lucy, the owner of BGE who we’ve been working with!
This April, Bright Green Enterprise under its TIA Initiative, will be venturing back to Tanzania in East Africa, to work with young people from vulnerable and poverty stricken environments. The purpose of this trip has 3 main aims; to enhance young people’s understanding of business, locally, nationally and internationally; encourage a positive social and environmental attitude to business and behaviour and help empower those that are vulnerable, to succeed in pursuing their own skills and interests.
Why are we doing this? Well, if you haven’t heard about us already (which is highly likely), you won’t yet know that we work with young people across the UK, in secondary schools, to support their enterprise and work related learning development. The UK has its own issues with employment and economy, which we try to address through our work. Tanzania’s youth population struggle for different reasons; low levels of education (the average age to leave education is 14 years old) and a ‘hand to mouth’ income, mainly from agriculture.
We will be working with sixth form students at a number of secondary schools in the northern region, exploring business through three main industry sectors that are extremely relevant to the national environment: Coffee, Tourism and Fashion.Posted in Blog | Leave a comment ← Older posts