News Entrepreneur Shines at Collyer’s 07.12.2020

Collyer’s have welcomed back PVL CEO Nick Broom to the college for a Q&A session with students, focussing on employability. PVL, based in Burgess Hill, have been saving lives on the roads since 1999, as the world’s leading company creating high visibility markings for emergency service, highways and security vehicles.

Deputy Principal Steve Martell, who teaches the Employability Programme, said: “It was really kind of Nick to give up so much of his valuable time to prepare for, and take part in, the Q&A session with our keen students. Over the years Nick has been incredibly supportive of our careers work at Collyer’s and is genuinely passionate about helping the next generation.”

The innovative programme has been uniquely designed by the college to help students into the world of work with the help of taught sessions, workshops, trips and a host of inspiring special guests.

During a fast-paced and entertaining session, Nick answered questions about the economy post-Covid 19, personal branding and what he was looking for when employing young people. Nick modestly spoke of his successful career path, and covered areas including: management, taking time-out to travel, working abroad, turning creative ideas into action, and the importance of people skills. Nick’s advice on attitude and aptitude was also warmly received by the group.”

Steve Martell added: “Nick was brilliant and we owe him huge thanks. The students and I found the session honest, interesting and inspiring.”