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Life as an Entrepreneur

Anna Bastek, co-founder of a Swansea based multi-million pound business Wolfestone Translation, will be giving a talk on Entrepreneurship targeted at graduates at Employability Week.
Anna Bastek, co-founder of a Swansea based multi-million pound business Wolfestone Translation, will be giving a talk on Entrepreneurship targeted at graduates at Employability Week. The event organised by Swansea University, takes place on 22nd January, and is aimed at helping to boost employment prospects of graduates. The event features experts from industry giving sessions to students, designed to help them into employment. Unemployment in Wales rose to 9.1% in 2012, and official labour market statistics showed that in September last year 4,700 18-24 year olds in Wales had received job seekers allowance for more than a year. Meanwhile, Anna Bastek’s talk will focus on practical tips on how to start a business, the pros and cons of being your own boss and how to market a company. Anna has overcome many obstacles on her path to becoming the co-founder of a multi-million pound business. She came to the UK eight years ago from Poland and English was her second language. Although her experience was not in the language industry but in engineering and marketing she has set up and grown Wolfestone into a multi-award winning business with international clients including Mercedes, Coca Cola and NATO. Her example shows young people that if you are determined and work hard anything is possible. Speaking ahead of the event Anna stated: “The Welsh economy needs a boost and young people are facing unprecedented challenges. Wolfestone is committed to helping young people to fulfill their potential, which in turn helps the local economy and community. I believe that events like Employability Week will help sculpt Swansea’s future entrepreneurs.” Wolfestone has a history of helping the Welsh community. The company regularly visits and lectures at schools and universities to inspire young people and helps them with their employability skills and starting their own business. The Life as an Entrepreneur presentation will take place on 22nd January in the Faraday building in Swansea University and is open to students of all disciplines.

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