Entrepreneur shares his success story

Wilfred with West Nottinghamshire College students.

Wilfred with West Nottinghamshire College students.

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More than 100 students at West Nottinghamshire College enjoyed hearing an entrepreneur’s story of success and how he created and built his business.

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones spoke to Vision Entrepreneurs at the college’s Derby Road campus last Thursday about his success as well as his rural scholarship scheme.

The initative aims to inspire and inform young people from inner city communities about living and working in rural areas.

Wilfred, who came to the UK from Jamaica in the 1950s, rose to success as a director and producer for the BBC, despite leaving school without any qualifications. He is responsible for bringing many top UK celebrity chefs to the small screen before founding his own food and drink marketing company.

He then went on to buy a small farm in Devon, launching one of the most successful food brands, creating his own range of sausages, bacon, chicken and cheese under his label – The Black Farmer.