Speaker Profile: Ben Hanlin
Midlands Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011
Ben Hanlin made headlines this year when he became the first entertainer ever to be presented with the Midlands Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Since then he has become one of the youngest members of The Magic Circle, the first magician ever to get three yeses on Britain's got Talent and has recently performed on ITV's Daybreak. Ben has been a professional magician for the last two years, performing at events such as corporate dinners, weddings and trade shows.
A lot of Ben's recent success has come from his exposure on Social Media platforms. With over 10,000 twitter followers, he understands the importance that these websites have currently and in the future of business.
"Ben Hanlin is a friend of Warwick School and is currently making a major name for himself in the world of magic. He recently returned to school to speak to my Lower Sixth about their career ambitions and brilliantly succeeded in interspersing magic and easy going good humour with some remarkably valuable advice about career ambitions, goal setting and personal fulfilment. The students were fascinated by what he had to say and, given Ben's youth and enthusiasm, i have no doubt that his advice had a particular resonance with them. Ben's presentation will certainly become a regular feature of our Sixth Form calendar and i would have no hesitation in recommending his presentation to any school that wishes to energise their older students and give them a greater sense of focus and self confidence".
John Jefferies, Head of Sixth Form, Warwick School