The Business Society host Sir Tim Smit, Founder of the Eden Project


The Eden Project, Cornwall


The Business Society is an extra-curricular Penryn Campus society, aimed at business students or students with an interest in business. The society hosts regular events, speakers and socials for members inspired by entrepreneurs and businesses of all areas. The Business Society is of particular interest to BSc Business students, with many students opting to join.

Earlier this month, the Business Society, hosted Sir Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project. The Eden Project is a Cornish educational charity and tourist attraction hosting the largest rainforest in captivity within the biomes. Since the Eden Project opened, it has attracted millions of visitors and generated over £1bn for the local economy. Tim provided an insight into his interesting life and highlighted the need to lead by example, to stick with principles but to move out of your comfort zone.

The evening provided a unique opportunity for Business Society members to ask questions to the creator of one of the country’s most successful social enterprises.

The Eden Project, based in Cornwall, has provided many positive experiences for BSc Business students. Last year, BSc Business students visited the Eden Project as part of their introductory Bootcamp and 2nd year BSc Business student, Alizee Lawson completed a work  placement with the Eden Project working in their Access Department.

You can find out more about the Eden Project here.

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