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I have supported education, small businesses and social action locally and internationally.   I volunteer with existing educational charities and also created a new education programme “Time for Business”, which has evolved to Dragon’s Den type activities for students.    I was honoured to serve as a school governor for a Special School in Westminster and a Charter School in the USA.   Beyond education, I spent 3 months full-time guiding the set-up of a programme for UK small business owners, where >75% of participants are now creating jobs.  

I am not the world’s fastest runner, but think that broad participation is very important – it is part of our Olympic Legacy.   I am going to improve my Westminster Mile jog and am training in the Queen Mother Centre for a 2 mile swimming race, my previous best being 100 laps for charity – with pauses!

I am a keen quizzer.   I made it to the TV rounds of University Challenge, but have learnt a lot more since in quizzes in Pimlico.