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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 Business Development Manager - Gail Gilbraith, Davis Langdon

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Gail Gilbraith - Business Development Manager at Davis Langdon

Gail Gilbraith is a Business Development Manager at construction consultants, Davis Langdon. She took a degree in marketing at Napier University in Edinburgh. The task-based course suited her much better than being lectured at. "And obviously it kind of put me one step ahead of the competition when you left University."

Career Advice On Becoming A Managing Director - David Swarbrick, Balfour Beatty Education

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David Swarbrick - Managing Director for Balfour Beatty Education

David Swarbrick is the Managing Director for Balfour Beatty Education. He says, "I lead the Balfour Beatty team competing to build new schools for the government as part of the Building Schools for the Future initiative".

Career Advice On Becoming A Sales Executive - Tracy Shepherd, The Paper Company

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Tracy Shepherd - Sales Executive for The Paper Company

Tracy Shepherd is a Sales Executive at The Paper Company. She goes out to visit the company's customers. She's been in the job for over seventeen years, and is proud of the fact that she has been successful in a male-dominated industry.

Career Advice On Becoming A Sales Associate - Tom Dickerson, Fidelity

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Tom Dickerson - Sales Associate for Fidelity

Tom left his first job selling shares because he didn't have confidence in what he was selling. But after a spell in Canada he moved back to the UK and started again. This time he's much more confident.

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