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Teenagers who believe it pays to begin early in business
Published 31/12/09



A TEENAGE girl has become the youngest person to attend a business networking event at Leander Club in Henley.

Miriam Knox, 15, made a short presentation at the Refer-On meeting as part of her plan to become a businesswoman.

She was one of two Year 11 students from the Piggott School in Wargrave to attend the meeting.

Miriam Knox, a rower with Henley Rowing Club, was joined by 16-year-old Sebastian Ricketts.

Both teenagers were able to talk for a minute each and used the opportunity to ask for advice on how to get started in business. Miriam, who lives in South Drive, Sonning, and Sebastian impressed the audience sufficiently to each earn a round of applause.


The opportunity came about after Mark Roach, who owns his own public relations company in Twyford, visited his former school to talk about public relations as a career option as part of a careers day at the Piggott School.

Miriam said: “The opportunity to do some work experience for Mark has helped me to gain an insight into what a career in business might be like.

“I really enjoyed the Refer-On business networking meeting, where everyone was very friendly and helpful.”

Sebastian said: “It was very useful to meet local business people and find out what they do and how they run their businesses. Because it was a business meeting, I was expecting it to be quite serious but it had a very relaxed atmosphere and I really enjoyed it.”

Mr Roach said: “I have been very impressed with Miriam and Sebastian. Their attitude and work ethic is excellent.

“I think it showed fantastic initiative on their part that they attended the meeting.

“I am already convinced that Miriam will be a success as a businesswoman. She has a very mature head on young shoulders and clearly understands that gaining some valuable experience now and focusing on her goals will help her in the future as she looks towards a career.”

Jezz Moore, a Henley-based public speaker and successful Team GB rowing coach, gave a presentation about “the mentality of success”.

He told how business people could apply this thinking to be successful.

Published 31/12/09

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