On Wednesday 6th July, Scriba’s founder Katie Mallinson is set to present the story of how she set up her PR company, to over 70 students at Kirklees College.
‘Umph’, the event coordinated by Leeds-based accounting and consultation firm Grant Thornton, will encourage 16-19 year olds to work together in teams of four to compete in a business enterprise competition.
But the event organisers also hunted to find local business owners that could inspire the attending students to partake in and consider entrepreneurial careers. That’s why our very own Katie Mallinson was approached to be a speaker, alongside other inspiring mentors, such as Lucy and Jane of Tarte & Berry and Alex Simmons of Rugby AM.
A big believer in helping students, Katie was more than happy to participate. On the day, she will talk through her journey from being a student at The University of Huddersfield, getting into (or more like stumbling into!) PR and eventually, how she established Scriba. Plus, the students will receive advice on the steps she has taken to grow her business since starting up exactly three years ago!
Katie commented: “As a past student of Huddersfield, I jumped at the chance to get involved in Umph. I’m really passionate about supporting and encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit in young people.
“One thing I’m keen to stress to the students is how important it is to do something different to make your business stand out – Scriba focuses on providing PR for niche, technical businesses, and I believe that’s one of the reasons we’ve amassed a great word-of-mouth reputation in an otherwise crowded market.”