On Thursday evening, some of this year’s Business and Economics students enjoyed their first taste of university seminars when they attended a talk at the Said Business school, part of the University of Oxford.
Students enjoyed the entrepreneurial story of Annoushka Ducas (formerly of Links of London and now Annoushka exclusive jewellery) who spoke about how she started Links of London and grew it into a business worth £50m by the time it was sold in 2007. Students gained great insight into the challenges faced when growing a business from one initially making 100 cufflinks for Harvey Nicholls into a firm with over 50 of their own shops and multiple concessions.
The event was part of the ‘Inspiring women’ series at the Said and it’s safe to say the students (and the teacher) definitely left inspired!
A big thank you to the Oxford Said for opening up these talks to a wider audience.