former cadet launches start-up after joining the Officer Training Corps

Sophie Jones joined the Officer Training Corps (OTC) whilst at university, and credits the motivational skills that she leant as key to her success in launching her mobile theatre business, Bards Front Room Theatre. These theatre performances are made to take place in intimate spaces, like at home, work, or even on a boat!

When and why did you join the Cadets?

“I wanted to do something completely different to equip me with a skill set in leadership, thinking on your feet, discipline, organisational and keeping motivated when the going gets tough.

What made you decide to set up your own business?

“I think OTC equipped me well to feel confident enough to take this step and to manage teams of people.”

What advice would you give to other people, thinking about becoming an entrepreneur?

“Find an activity/ place that you can find solace in. running a company single-handedly will take over your life and it is quite difficult to work “normal” hours or have a routine.”

For more information on Sophie and her business the Bards Theatre you can visit their Website or Twitter feed.

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