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Jack Wratten

Citrus Saturday Manager

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j.wratten@ucl.ac.uk

Jack Wratten

Jack Wratten manages Citrus Saturday, an entrepreneurship challenge for school-age students, giving them the chance to create their own business making and selling lemonade to the public from market stalls. UCL Advances created Citrus Saturday in 2011 to enable Camden school kids to have a chance to experience what it's like to create their own business and run it for for a day. Since then it's grown rapidly and in 2012 there were Citrus Saturdays in Dublin and Edinburgh, with plans for more in Somerset, France, Germany and Belgium.

Jack joined UCL to study Biochemistry in 1998, having previously worked for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and became a researcher in UCL's Pharmacology department from 1999 to 2007, working on the biochemistry of calcium channel subunits. He left having started a social enterprise and participating in the London Entrepreneur's Challenge, going on to work in volunteer management in the charity sector and becoming the Best Practice Manager for Volunteer Centre Camden, supporting, coaching and training around 100 small and medium civil sector organisation to involve volunteers using best practice. Alongside this work Jack has created several small businesses and co-founded the social enterprise OpenPathways, a not-for-profit civil sector development agency.