Collyer’s welcomed back Guy Watts, world record breaking rower and owner and Managing Director of Architectural Plants. Collyer’s Alumni Ambassador Guy, took part in a lively tv-style Q&A with students, focussing in depth on the world of business, marketing, building teams and problem solving.
Deputy Principal Steve Martell, who hosted the Q&A was delighted: “It was great to welcome a Collyer’s legend back to the college! Guy spoke passionately about his work with Architectural Plants and gave a fascinating insight into leading a business during Covid, and positively planning for post-Covid.”
Student Sulaimaan Azoor enjoyed the session: “Guy is really inspiring and it was a great opportunity to explore the success he has had running Architectural Plants and how he creates a positive team spirit.”
Principal Dan Lodge said: “Huge thanks to Guy for his continued, outstanding support.”
Guy was also invited back to Collyer’s last year, where he spoke about his record breaking feat achieved with fellow athlete, Andrew Delaney. The pair were the first tandem to row across the Indian Ocean, aboard the Flying Ferkins, to gain a place in the Guinness World Records.