A GRADUATE of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Solihull College is jetting off to India next week with billionaire businessman and founder of Virgin, Sir Richard Branson.
This trip of a lifetime was won by 19-year-old Ravinder Deol after he entered the Virgin Media Pioneers ‘Win a Trip to India with Richard Branson’ competition and successfully impressed the panel of judges and Pioneers community with his Indian Snack Box business venture.
As part of the competition, Ravinder was asked to submit 150 words describing why winning the trip to India would benefit his business development. After being shortlisted to one of eight candidates, he was then tasked with creating a short video that introduced him and his business, as well as explaining what winning the trip would mean to both.
Ravinder, who graduated from the academy this summer, said: “This trip is a fantastic opportunity and I’m incredibly excited about visiting India to experience business on an international scale, with one of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs.”
The two-stop trip encompasses cultural Delhi and cosmopolitan Mumbai. Ravinder and four other entrepreneurs will stay in two of India’s finest business hotels, meet fellow entrepreneurs from the UK and India over lunch at the British High Commissioner’s residence and be part of an exclusive audience with Sir Richard Branson.