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In early 2011 B&Q and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation went out looking for a team of bright young candidates to form B&Q’s first ever Youth Board.
The programme concluded on 31st July 2012 with the Youth Board presenting their findings to Dame Ellen and B&Q’s main Board
In these pages you can find out what they got up to during their year and hear about their experiences in their own words. We hope you enjoy their story as much as we did.
Mark Buckley There’s so much that I am looking forward to in the year ahead. I can’t wait to find out how a large...Daniel Beattie
Josh Watson I actively coach in rock climbing at my local rock wall and enjoyed coaching abroad at a USA summer...Josh Watson
Yahya Pandor I wanted a new challenge and being a member of a youth board would provide me with that opportunity also...Yahya Pandor
Jaideep Wasu a rare insight for someone of my age to learn about one of UKs most respected business from a unique perspective...Jaideep Wasu
Carys Jones-Williams I hope to study Psychology at university next year – I’m not sure about what I want to do afterwards...Carys Jones-Williams
Ben Pearson I figured I could stand a chance against other competitors because of my motivation, presentational...Ben Pearson
Jamie Taylor Words cannot describe how thrilled I am to have made it onto the Youth Board; it’s such an amazing...Jamie Taylor
Daniel Beattie I am currently studying my A-levels in Maths, Art and Product Design. I run a gardening service in my...Mark Buckley
Harris Aslam Youth Board as a great way to step into the world of business and retailing, which I have always wanted to do...Harris Aslam
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