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Gem shares success secrets with pupils

Published 14th December, 2011 by Neil Nixon

Gem shares success secrets with pupils

Dave Campbell, managing director of Sheffield-based Gems Hygiene, is returning to the classroom for the fifth year running to inspire children at a local secondary school. The scheme, set up as part of King Edward VII School’s black pupils achievement programme, has been run by co-ordinator Helen Barker with the aim of inspiring young people and providing positive role models from the local community.

Campbell visited the school to speak to a group of pupils about his background, education and his business achievements, including having established Gems Hygiene as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of cleaning and maintenance products.

Helen Barker said: “We are really grateful that Dave is able to take time out to speak to pupils about his achievements. The session provides an opportunity for the children to ask questions and interact with Dave, giving them a realistic insight into how ambitions and hard work can materialise.”

Dave Campbell added: “Having developed a long-standing relationship with King Edwards and other local schools, I am delighted to be seen as a positive role model and really enjoy giving something back to the local community. In the current economic climate opportunities are ever more scarce and children need all the support they can get. It is always a pleasure to go into schools to be able to offer guidance and experience sometimes slightly different to that of their teachers and show a business perspective.”

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