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    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.

    PSF Careers & Business Network Registration Form

    The Pocklington School Foundation (PSF) Careers & Business Network is open to the whole school community. Its aim is to help each other thrive in a highly competitive world and, by working together, to help inspire our students, and each other, for life. Whether you are an OP from three years ago, or thirty years ago, a current parent running a business, a former parent who would still like be involved with the Foundation, a Governor, or a current or former member of staff, you will be welcome to join the Network.
    Members can join at any time and a list of new Members will be published every summer. Confirmation details and the link to join the LinkedIn Group will be emailed to you once we receive your registration form.

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      In order to stay in contact with you and keep you fully informed of PSF Careers & Business Network activity, we need to hold some personal details about you.
      Please note:
      •Your name and address details will be securely held in the Pocklington School Foundation Development and Alumni Office. This data is available to the External Relations staff including the OP Officer and the Development Officer.
      •Your details will be used to enable us to keep you informed of PSF Careers & Business Network activities including the promotion of benefits and services available to Network members and notification of network events.
      •Your name, occupation and place of work will be published in future promotional literature about the Network. Your contact details will not be released to anyone without your express permission. Once you have joined the LinkedIn group, other Network Members will be free to contact you directly through LinkedIn.
      •We may also share your name and address details with a mailing house employed to post hard copies of our publications.
      •Once we have received this completed form from you, we will write to you once every five years to give you the opportunity to renew your consent.
      •If you would like to change or withdraw consent at any time please email or write to The Bursar, Pocklington School,West Green, Pocklington YO42 2NJ.

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