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Career Advice On Becoming An Entrepreneur - Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson - Founder of Virgin

Sir Richard Branson founded Virgin in 1970 - it started off as a mail order record retailer. Today the Virgin Group is made up of around 200 companies spanning 30 countries with involvements in leisure, travel, tourism, mobile, broadband, TV, radio, music festivals, finance, health and more. Not bad for a guy who left school with "pretty well no qualifications"!

Career Advice On Becoming A Team Leader - Mark Howard, Smith & Nephew

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Mark Howard - Team Leader at Smith & Nephew

Mark Howard is a Team Leader at Smith & Nephew, "my work is the early stage of product development with the medical devices that we use every day". His parents have been very supportive, "my mum calls me Dr Howard to anyone that'll listen and I think that's really nice".

Career Advice On Becoming An Advertising Manager - Nicky Spooner, Cosmopolitan Magazine

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Nicky Spooner - Advertising Manager for Cosmopolitan Magazine

Nicky Spooner is the Advertising Manager for Comsopolitan Magazine. "Publishing was my big dream... I walked into the Daily Express on my first day, it was like walking onto a film set." Nicky loves her work she gets "the thrill of getting that deal".

Career Advice On Becoming A Chief Executive - Gareth Goodier, Addenbrookes Hospital

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Gareth Goodier - Chief Executive at Addenbrookes Hospital

As Chief Executive at Addenbrookes Hospital, Gareth Goodier is at the top of the ladder, he advises, "I do think there's a spiritual journey in life too, and that not many people give themselves enough time and space to be in touch with their soul.

Career Advice On Becoming A CEO - Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP

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Sir Martin Sorrell - Chief Executive of WPP

Sir Martin Sorrell is Chief Executive of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups. An economics graduate of Cambridge University with an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Sir Martin began his career as a marketing associate with Glendinning Associates of Westport, Connecticut and founded WPP in 1985. The group employs 97,000 people in more than 2,000 offices in 106 countries.

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