Oliver Cassels

Oliver Cassels

Works at:

New Entrepreneurs Foundation

Location in:

London, United Kingdom

Oliver Cassels

Olivers connections

Currently

Works at:
New Entrepreneurs Foundation
Location in:
London, United Kingdom

Bio

A dynamic and enthusiastic individual with strong entrepreneurial skills. An adept team player with an outgoing and self-motivated attitude. Interested in disruptive business and innovation.

Currently Sales & Marketing Executive at Bright Network - Bright Network is the network where the brightest get noticed. Bright Network connects remarkable organisations with a community of over 21,000 undergraduates, graduates and young professionals

Part of the 2013/14 cohort of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation - a scheme that equips young entrepreneurs with the hands-on experience, skills and networks to build scalable businesses.

Always keen to hear about ideas, collaboration and opportunities - get in touch:

cassels.oliver@gmail.com

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Work

2013 – present

Class of 2014

New Entrepreneurs Foundation
  • The New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF) was co-founded by Oliver Pawle, Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE, Sir Nigel Rudd DL and Dee Stirling in December 2010. The NEF was established to create a new generation of outstanding entrepreneurs who will build market-leading businesses and play a key role in driving Britain’s future prosperity.
  • The NEF equips young, aspiring entrepreneurs with hands-on experience, skills and networks to build scalable businesses. They do this by selecting the UK’s brightest and most entrepreneurial young minds and providing them with the skills, experience and networks through their unique 12-month full-time programme.
  • I am one of 36 on this year's NEF class of 2014.
2013 – present

Sales & Marketing Executive

Bright Network
  • Bright (www.brightnetwork.co.uk) is the network where the brightest get noticed. Bright’s unique social media platform connects remarkable organisations with a community of over 21,000 undergraduates, graduates and young professionals.
  • Through cutting edge technology, boutique events and headhunting, Bright is innovating how the brightest talent connects. Based in London, Bright partners with over 250 leading employers - from the Blue Chip and established to the high-growth and entrepreneurial.
2012 – 2013
(Jun – Jun)

Management

Deptford Farm Solar Development
  • • Managed the research and tender process for a commercial scale solar farm.
  • • Required me to evaluate a number of developer’s proposals, negotiate heads of terms, and gain a detailed understanding of the renewable energy industry.
  • • Developed problem solving skills, the ability to mediate interests and exposure to business/legal contracts.
2012
(Jun – Jul)

Intern

What a Start
  • • Part of a three person team in the launch of whatastart.com – A recruitment website specialising in technology start-ups in London.
  • • Role focused on market research, strategy, and implementation.
  • • Exposed to start-up culture, learnt web fundamentals, and marketing techniques.
  • • Signed up 100 active companies and 250 users in the first 2 weeks.
2010
(Jun – Jun)

Intern

GlencoreXstrata Plc
  • • Employed in the sugar commodities department of Glencore PLC.
  • • Tasks included analysis of market data from around the world, and to build a database of Indian sugar mills.
  • • Exposed to complex financial concepts, and high levels of management.
  • • I was commended for my creation of the database, independently used my GIS skills to overlay the data on a map.
2009 – 2010
(Oct – Jun)

Co-founder

Household Heroes
  • • Business started in 2009 with a university friend.
  • • The business plan was to supply local customers in the Dublin area with low cost student labour for jobs such as gardening, painting and chauffeuring.
  • • Required effective marketing, interpersonal skills, initiative and a high level of organisation
  • • Developed leadership, communications and accounting skills.
  • • The company made a profit by the end of the first year.

Work

2013 – present

Class of 2014

New Entrepreneurs Foundation
  • The New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF) was co-founded by Oliver Pawle, Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE, Sir Nigel Rudd DL and Dee Stirling in December 2010. The NEF was established to create a new generation of outstanding entrepreneurs who will build market-leading businesses and play a key role in driving Britain’s future prosperity.
  • The NEF equips young, aspiring entrepreneurs with hands-on experience, skills and networks to build scalable businesses. They do this by selecting the UK’s brightest and most entrepreneurial young minds and providing them with the skills, experience and networks through their unique 12-month full-time programme.
  • I am one of 36 on this year's NEF class of 2014.
2013 – present

Sales & Marketing Executive

Bright Network
  • Bright (www.brightnetwork.co.uk) is the network where the brightest get noticed. Bright’s unique social media platform connects remarkable organisations with a community of over 21,000 undergraduates, graduates and young professionals.
  • Through cutting edge technology, boutique events and headhunting, Bright is innovating how the brightest talent connects. Based in London, Bright partners with over 250 leading employers - from the Blue Chip and established to the high-growth and entrepreneurial.
2012 – 2013
(Jun – Jun)

Management

Deptford Farm Solar Development
  • • Managed the research and tender process for a commercial scale solar farm.
  • • Required me to evaluate a number of developer’s proposals, negotiate heads of terms, and gain a detailed understanding of the renewable energy industry.
  • • Developed problem solving skills, the ability to mediate interests and exposure to business/legal contracts.
2012
(Jun – Jul)

Intern

What a Start
  • • Part of a three person team in the launch of whatastart.com – A recruitment website specialising in technology start-ups in London.
  • • Role focused on market research, strategy, and implementation.
  • • Exposed to start-up culture, learnt web fundamentals, and marketing techniques.
  • • Signed up 100 active companies and 250 users in the first 2 weeks.
2010
(Jun – Jun)

Intern

GlencoreXstrata Plc
  • • Employed in the sugar commodities department of Glencore PLC.
  • • Tasks included analysis of market data from around the world, and to build a database of Indian sugar mills.
  • • Exposed to complex financial concepts, and high levels of management.
  • • I was commended for my creation of the database, independently used my GIS skills to overlay the data on a map.
2009 – 2010
(Oct – Jun)

Co-founder

Household Heroes
  • • Business started in 2009 with a university friend.
  • • The business plan was to supply local customers in the Dublin area with low cost student labour for jobs such as gardening, painting and chauffeuring.
  • • Required effective marketing, interpersonal skills, initiative and a high level of organisation
  • • Developed leadership, communications and accounting skills.
  • • The company made a profit by the end of the first year.

Education

2009 – 2013

Trinity College- Dublin

Political Science & Geography (MA)
2003 – 2008

Bryanston School

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