22 Aug 2018

Wednesday 22 August 2018

The Phillips Society of King's College is a commerce-focused organisation that aims to stimulate students engagement in the world of business. On Tuesday 14 August, the Phillips Society enjoyed learning more about James MacAvoy’s entrepreneurial journey since leaving King’s College (Peart, 1994-98).

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As part of the Society’s goals this year, the group hosted a number of students and their teachers from Otahuhu College and De La Salle College commerce classes.

James is the co-founder of Goodnest, a company that brings an eco-friendly attitude to the home service industry. His talk provided students with insight into the organic processes of starting a business; James has been learning first-hand about entrepreneurship since he was 22. The audience was able to learn more of the practicalities, challenges, and approaches to the culture of business. 

“All students very much enjoyed the chance to talk with James and have a better understanding of the challenges faced by many start-up businesses and how to survive in the modern and changing business world,” says Head of Business Studies and Accounting, Sharon Lofroth.