Practising Business Rapport
Burgess Hill School for Girls hosted a
networking dinner to give Sixth Form students the opportunity to
practise their business rapport in preparation for their future careers.
Guests were invited from a wide range of professional
backgrounds and included Lisa Fairbank, a film producer and BAFTA
Nominee; Ian Williams, Head of Projects, Government Olympic
Executive, London 2012; Nathan Stride, Managing Director of Stride
Creative and Simon Irwin, Editor of Sussex Life.
The event involved welcoming drinks and a three course meal in
the Dining Room.
The after dinner speaker was Deanna Stark, Manager for Online
Commerce at IBM UK and Ireland. Deanna illustrated the premise that
every person is linked by less than six connections by explaining
how she is ‘connected’ to U.S. President Barak Obama. Deanna
encouraged the students to make the most of opportunities to build
their own networks.
Through the generosity of those attending and Barclays Bank who
contributed £750 of ‘matched funding’, a total of £1,800 was raised
for The Prince’s Trust, a charity which helps disadvantaged young
people launch their own businesses through The Prince’s Trust