Young busi­ness­man goes back to col­lege

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A RIS­ING en­tre­pre­neur re­turned to col­lege to in­spire other stu­dents.

David Hump­ston, who at­tended the Peter Jones En­ter­prise Academy at Amer­sham and Wy­combe Col­lege, Stan­ley Hill, spoke on Mon­day last week.

Mr Hump­ston won the academy’s na­tional en­tre­pre­neur of the year in July, for which he re­ceived £5,000 and a trophy.

He said: “My business idea is called View­point Videos, it’s an ex­pe­ri­en­tial on­line video company that al­lows cus­tomers at ex­pe­ri­ence cen­tres to fea­ture in their own ac­tion movie-style point of view video, which they can in­stantly re­live on­line.”

The 19-year-old, who lives in Ayles­bury, added: “The talk went well and it was fun to meet the new teach­ers. The money I won has been a huge help, I am start­ing to work on brand­ing and sales. It was a huge mo­ti­va­tion to win the award.” A RE­CRUIT­MENT drive is tak­ing place to get more peo­ple to vol­un­teer to help older and vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in Bucks.

Com­mu­nity Im­pact Bucks’ Vol­un­teer Hub is run­ning a cam­paign this month to re­cruit vol­un­teer ‘be­frien­ders’ for or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Re­sults of a re­cent survey show more than 200 be­frien­ders are needed in the county to en­able char­i­ties to cater for cur­rent de­mand.

The char­ity says vol­un­teers can help fill the gap needed when friends or fam­ily of the vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple are ab­sent.

About one mil­lion older and vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in the UK reg­u­larly go an en­tire month with­out

Photo by Clive Tagg www.buyapho­ NL201410518

SPEAKER: David Hump­ston

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