In September our Little Boss Dawn was invited to a brand new College in Kent to help facilitate and deliver an Enterprise day. She’s an inspiring gal who’s had an interesting career as both a video editor and practitioner. She delivered a talk and a workshop looking at starting up a business and what to expect.
“Dawn was an inspiration for the students of UTC, this was an excellent addition to the launch day of UTC. The students enjoyed the activities and felt that they gained a valuable experience by the end of the day! The activities and talks were well tailored to the day and enjoyable for the students. Thank you Dawn for all your efforts!” – Mrs Malik (Teacher of Business and Enterprise at UTC)
Here are some of Dawn’s career highlights which she covers in her enterprise speech.
- She went self employed as a video editor in 2006 aged 22 with the help of The Princes trust. Yorkshire Edit is her post production company.
- Her first paying freelance work was making the behind the scenes videos for the Boyzone tours in 2008 and 2009. Here is a press release.
- She volunteered as a Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador in 2008 and helped promote the trust by public speaking about her experiences. She spoke at The House Of Lords, Kensington Palace and met HRH The Prince Of Wales as a thank you for volunteering and helping to raise over 100K in donations.
- Dawn met James Caan from Dragons Den at a Princes Trust event and worked as his video editor for 5 years.
- She set up InspirEd Workshops in 2008. We’ve worked with brands like Bic Pens, The Leeds Young Film Festival, Picturehouse, The National Media Museum and Leeds Royal Armouries to name a few.
- Dawn Co-edited the feature film ‘Lad:A Yorkshire Story’ in 2012. Winner of 21 international film awards.
- Throughout her career as a video editor she worked on projects for M&S, Bupa, Asda, Jaguar, Carphone Warehouse and Premier Inn to name just a few.
- Dawn now volunteers as a Business Mentor for The Prince’s Trust and guides start up’s through the first few years of business.
Watch Dawn in action on BBC News (she’s in the background delivering a talk to 200 students)
If you would like to book Dawn to talk to your students please get in touch.