Speaker Profile: Carl Hopkins
Secretly Mediocre to Secret Millionaire
Carl is a Yorkshire based entrepreneur and marketing 'guru'. Having come from a notorious council estate in Leeds he is perhaps best known for his appearance on Channel Four's The Secret Millionaire.
With 25 years experience in marketing and business, he has a list of accolades under his belt. In 2010 Carl was voted in the top 70 of the UK's most influential marketers outside of London. In 2011 he became a member of the Government's Entrepreneurs Forum. He is a regular speaker within schools inspiring young people to a life of entrepreneurism, enterprise and success. Carl has invested in a variety of Yorkshire businesses that include JumbleAID, sporting-supplements.co.uk, Parties Around the World, Joblink Solutions CIC and agencybods.co.uk
"Carl was an excellent speaker. He covered his background briefly in a very positive way and related well to our pupils who also come from low aspirational social backgrounds. They were a very attentive audience and although they had few questions at the end they gave him 100% of their attention throughout the talk and left and talked about Carl and his message for the following lesson and through break time. He has made a real impact on many of our pupils. I would without hesitation recommend him to other schools. It was a pleasure attending the session."
Nicola Hogarth, Sowerby Bridge High School