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Roger Edwards (1981-83) inspires pupils

Entrepreneur shares top tips for success with MK pupils in thought-provoking presentation
24 May 2022
Written by Fran Reid
Alumni News
Roger with some of our MK Economics & Business Studies pupils
Roger with some of our MK Economics & Business Studies pupils

On Wednesday 18 May, our Sixth Form Business and Economics students met Entrepreneur, Roger Edwards (OMK 1981-83), who came into the Sixth Form with a modest rugby scholarship and bursary. Following a gap year in which he worked as a commercial fisherman, Roger left university after just three days, and went to work in the world of banking. After some 20 years, he decided to go it alone, and set up his own financial advisory business at the age of 43, which he then sold 11 years later. Roger encouraged pupils to take the time to think deeply about what it is they really want to achieve in life, and demonstrated how his own success is largely attributable to setting himself ambitious personal and business goals, which he then achieved through hard work and determination. He also urged pupils to push themselves out of their comfort zones and take on challenges that will help them grow and help differentiate them from their peers in the job market. 

You can read more about Roger and his career here

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