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CEO & Founder, School For Startups

Doug Richard founded School for Startups to enable new and aspiring entrepreneurs turn their big ideas into successful enterprises. A renowned entrepreneur himself, Doug has taught, mentored and provided training to over 25,000 businesses encouraging a more entrepreneurial mind-set to improve bottom line results.

In 2006, Doug Richard received an honorary Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion for his work championing entrepreneurship from grass roots level. In 2010 Doug received the Enterprise Educator of the year award from the National Council on Graduate Employment for his work through School for Startups with UK Universities. More recently, Doug has authored the Richard Review on Apprenticeships, received an honorary Doctorate from the Plymouth University and recently received his UK citizenship

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