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Tech City UK and UCL launch the Digital Business Academy

UCL and Tech City UK is launching the Digital Business Academy, the world’s first government-supported online learning platform to provide digital and business skills for anyone aspiring to start, grow or join a digital business. The programme is open to all UK residents and requires no pre-qualification.
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Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series

Publication date: Aug 28, 2012 02:11 PM

Start: Nov 29, 2012 05:15 PM

Speaker: Greg Gillespie - Principal and Founder, The London Academy of Dance
This week's entrepreneur is one with a difference. An ambitious businessman and a professional ballroom dancer who has recently won a prestigious national award.

Greg Gillespie is the founder of one of the UK’s leading professional dance institutions. Based at Europe’s biggest independent health club, The Reebok Sports Club in Canary Wharf, The London Academy Of Dance is the only dance school in the world to have such an affiliation.

The Academy was started by Greg in 2007 will an old pair of dance shoes, an iPod and has grown to be one of the leading dance teaching institutions in the UK which attracts clients of all levels and ranges of ability from all over the world.

Along with offering a large range dance tuition at the studio in Canary Wharf, they have recently branched out into new markets with a small fashion label specializing in competitive Ballroom and Latin American dance wear and a production company which produces DVDs and other dance related products.  

On top of running this market leading business, Greg Gillespie and his partner are also full time competitive ballroom dancers who have been part of the British team and have recently won a British championship.

Greg has ambitions to grow the business considerably.