Events & Speakers | Posted 08.05.2014

Running a global business

Richard Joseph OS, of Joseph Joseph, takes a look at new developments at his old school with members of Higher Line.

The Business Studies and Design & Technology students were given a first hand experience of the progression from the classrooms of Stonyhurst to running a global business recently when Richard Joseph OS, of JosephJoseph came to speak at the College. Richard and his brother Anthony both studied Design & Technology with our current Head of D&T, Mr David Eachus. They went on to study Design at university, and Richard followed this up by studying Business at Cambridge.

Richard talked about his career path, from working at Dysons to a spell as a sales manager, before launching the JosephJoseph brand with his brother after developing their first (and still, he revealed, his favourite) product – the folding chopping board. Richard spoke with great passion about the development of the brand, and there was also a lengthy question and answer session as the pupils learnt more about the successes, failures and hard work along the way. We are very grateful to Richard for his time in providing such an inspiring and motivational start to a busy year for the Stonyhurst Industrial Society.