One of COINS Foundation’s aims is to share our work with social enterprise and our concept of using business as a force for good. On Tuesday 17th January, Our Chair & Founder turned back the clock and revisited his old school, Mayflower High in Essex where he was invited to speak to their students about his journey into business and the Foundation, explaining how it operates. After completing his time at Mayflower, Larry attended University and spent his summers working in America with BUNAC, selling ice cream.

Sharing an insight into the social enterprise model allows students to understand a different approach to charity and donations and the importance of sustainability in these projects. We believe that demonstrating to students how business can be used in a positive way before they enter the world of work is a vital part of ensuring that this thinking continues into the future.

We hope that by hearing from an ex pupil who was once sat where they are today they can feel a sense of affiliation and belief that they too have the power to make a difference.

Larry brought Business to life with exciting examples of social enterprises used in the real world. Students were engaged and saw that business is not just about making a profit but putting something back which can lead to even more benefits for all those concerned.

Joanne Dulake, Business & Enterprise Faculty