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Co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, David Ross, announced as School's next Entrepreneur in Residence

We are delighted to announce that David Ross, co-founder of The Carphone Warehouse, is to be our next Entrepreneur in Residence for 2016/2017.

David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co before founding The Carphone Warehouse Group plc in 1991, and has also been involved in leading many other public and private companies.  David is passionate about developing educational opportunities for young people and has established the David Ross Foundation, which currently sponsors 33 academies in Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and the Humber Region.  David is also a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and on the Board of the British Olympic Association.

Milton Abbey's Entrepreneur in Residence scheme is now in its third year and will see David judging a school-wide competition whereby pupils develop and start their own business initiatives.  Competition finalists will have a one-to-one business workshop with David and he will also teach some Enterprise and Entrepreneurship lessons during his visits to the School, as well as delivering a talk to all the School's pupils.

David says, "It is a great honour to become Milton Abbey's 'Entrepreneur in Residence' for 2016/2017.  Entrepreneurial dreams and ambitions come alive during one's teenage years and I am delighted to take on this role for Milton Abbey.  This will give the pupils the opportunity to understand how you can think as an entrepreneur and take responsibility for one's own destiny.  I am looking forward to working with them and the School to broaden their horizons."