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In the Shadow of Ben Nevis

  • Ian Sykes MBE, founder of Nevisport and Nevis Range
  • Hosted by West Highland College UHI in Fort William
  • Student Groups attended - Introduction to Business Management, NC Business, HNC Business, NC Media, and NC Outdoor Pursuits (Inverness); NC Business (Argyll); NC Fashion & Design, NC Computing Digital Media, Adventure Tourism Management & HNC Music (WHC)

The outdoor theme continued with our next speaker, Ian Sykes MBE, founder of Nevisport and Nevis Range. Ian gave a great talk on how he became involved in founding both Nevisport and Nevis Range and bringing skiing and mountain biking in particular to Fort William.

Ian has recently published a book about his experiences, 'In the Shadow of Ben Nevis'.

When asked what inspired the students, responses included:

"Amazing! Very inspiring story. Huge achievement! Gave me hope that I could start a business." - NC Fashion & Design student.

"That a little idea can turn into a massive business in a matter of years and that if you keep trying you will be successful." - NC Computing Digital Media student.