The foundations of Generation Success were laid back in October 2011 when BPP University students began a society called ‘Food & Clothes Drive’ to solve the problem of lack of social mobility and food poverty globally. James was inspired to solve this problem after this inspirational quote:
“We are the next generation and we must come up with our own solutions. Just because this is the way things have been done, does not mean that it should be the way it should be done”
While studying for a degree in Law at BPP University, James found that many students felt disheartened at the prospect of finding a job as a lawyer and told him that their less privileged backgrounds left them at a disadvantage, complaining that their background would hamper them from a career in law.
They felt students from more privileged backgrounds with contacts would always have an upper hand over them no matter what they did. With Law being a passion close to James’ heart he set about changing this deception and began disrupting social mobility within law and this is where the Generation Success Story begins.
In 2013, Generation Success was born when James started hosting events for fellow law students to break the barriers that were holding them back from success in their careers. These events went down a storm and before long James was the talk of the campus! By linking up with professionals already in law jobs, James could help inspire Generation Success members to be successful regardless of their background or education as they passed on their knowledge and skills to James’ hungry audience.
Following on from this success, James expanded Generation Success to inspire future bankers, marketeers and entrepreneurs and from here Generation Success really took off as big name speakers and mentors became involved such as James Caan (Dragons Den), Jamie Laing (Made in Chelsea), JB (JLS) and MBE Laura Tennison (Founder of Jojo Maman Bebe) and events such as Breaking Barriers, monthly networking events, The Painful Problem Challenge and Dinner with the Pros were created and proved massively popular.
One of the most popular events is Breaking Barriers which helps young professionals in Law, Business and Banking achieve their dreams and become successful. Commonly fear is the most common barrier blocking people from becoming successful; this can be fear of failure, fear of success or even fear of the unknown. Through Inspirational speakers and our skills workshops with mentors,we not only remove the fear, we completely destroy it so it never comes back again. No longer will you have excuses as to why you’re not successful because Breaking Barriers gives our dream hunters (our members) all the tools they need to be successful.