Speaker Profile: Simon Long
Smoothie Success Knockout Story
Co-founder of High street company Xing Smoothies, Simon's on a mission to show everyone that there's an entrepreneur inside us all.
At school I failed my A levels and never did anything enterprising. While studying in the USA for a year I was on the President's Roll of Honor for Academic Achievement and started three businesses. I love to share with young people my experience of teaching myself to learn and how I became inspired to do things differently. My aim is to show how it's possible for everyone, to improve themselves and their future by taking responsibility, setting goals and stepping up.
"They were asking the students about entrepreneurs that inspire them, mentioning the usual like Sir Alan Sugar, the Dragons etc and do you know who they said? You! How fantastic is that." Yvonne Emerson, Education Business Link Co-ordinator, York
"I would thoroughly recommend Simon as the day was well planned, educational and pupil centred. The day was excellent in meeting the criteria for Enterprise Education and I am already looking forward to working with them again this year."
Paula Hunter, Deputy head, Sir Henry Cooper School, Hull