The Pocklington School Foundation Careers & Business Network
The Pocklington School Foundation (PSF) Careers & Business Network was launched in November 2017 and is open to everyone in the wider Pocklington School community, including current and former parents, Old Pocklingtonians, current and former staff and supporters. Its aims are to help each other thrive in a highly competitive world and, by working together, to help inspire our students, and each other, for life.
Our very special guest speaker at the launch was Old Pocklingtonian, renowned businessman and Owner/Chairman of Gloucester Rugby Club, Martin St Quinton (1965-1975). Since leaving Pocklington School in 1975 to study at Durham University, Martin has had a remarkable career in the worlds of both business and sport, including being named Ernst and Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year. We were delighted that Martin joined us at the launch and shared with us his thoughts on what has inspired him throughout his career.
For full details about how to join the Network please view the leaflet link on this page. Membership of the Network is free and you can register online using the form below. If you require any further information please contact Susan Kay on 01759 322626 or Rachel Dare on 01759 322307.
March Network event - Focus on Family Businesses
The focus for our event on 21 March was on family businesses and we were delighted to have Christopher Oughtred as our guest speaker. Christopher is a Life Patron and a former parent of Pocklington School and former Chairman of the sixth generation family business, William Jackson Food Group (WJFG). In 2017, WJFG won the Ernst and Young Family Business Award for Excellence in the UK. Christopher was a founder trustee/director of the Institute for Family Business in 2001 and in March chaired a Financial Times Masterclass about family business.
The evening was a great success and we welcomed a mix of current and former parents, Old Pocklingtonians , current and former staff and supporters to the event.
Many thanks to David Strachan OP 67-77, Adam Hastie OP 83-88 and Lucy Holroyd OP 99-05 for kindly arranging the venue for us at Schofield Sweeney LLP.