Our Year 12 and Year 10 students sat intently listening to massively successful Irish businessman and bullionaire, Paul Coulson, who came in to speak today, July 3, about himself and his business.

Paul is the largest stakeholder and Chairman of  the Ardagh Group that produces bottles, cans and packaging and is hugely popular globally.

Paul, 66, spoke about his early life and growing up in Ireland and how he was educated by the Jesuits. His faith remains really strong and he maintains connections with brilliant Boston College – the Jesuit Catholic university in Massachusetts.

He chatted about the mistakes he has made and how he has learned from those mistakes. He added it was vitally important to always care for your employees and remain humble. He gave some excellent advice to our pupils and was very relaxed.

His savvy business eye has made him a multi millionaire  and he was happy to share his experiences with St Bonaventure’s today.

Students got involved and lots asked of questions after the session too.

Paul’s visit was part of the Speakers For Schools Programme.

Mr Halliwell commented: “The students really appreciated the visit and I know it has inspired a lot of them to follow their dreams, do well and make a difference in the world.”

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