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Up the Creek with Boots ’n’ Paddles!

  • Brenda Dunthorne of Boots ’n’ Paddles
  • Hosted by Inverness College UHI
  • Student Groups attended - Introduction to Business Management (Inverness), NC Business (Inverness), HNC Business (Inverness), NC Outdoor Pursuits (Inverness), NC Business (Argyll) - 67 students and staff attended

The afternoon session started with Brenda Dunthorne of Boots 'n' Paddles talking from Inverness College UHI. Brenda spoke about the journey their business has taken as Boots 'n' Paddles and its transformation into In Your Element. The students received an insight into the outdoor pursuits industry and Brenda closed her talk by offering an opportunity to join the team.

When asked what inspired the students, responses included:

"It's made me think so much about making connections as early on as possible." - NC Outdoor Pursuits student.

"Given me thoughts for my business plan assessment. WELL WORTH ATTENDING." - Introduction to Business Management student.

"It inspired me to believe in myself and to follow my passions: although the world of business is tough, stay true to yourself and the work will pay off." - NC Business student.