Tanya Powell

Derby College

Former Travel and Tourism student Tanya Powell (30) has fulfilled her dream of running her own business and attributes her positive attitude and work ethic largely to her time at Derby College.

Tanya has set up Sparkling Clean commercial cleaning agency in Derby and so far employs six people.  She juggles her role as entrepreneur with a full time job as Import Manager and a local freight forwarding company.

She said: “I loved my time at Derby College and, having not really enjoyed school – it was great to be in a positive environment where the world of opportunities were opened up for us.  It also gave me the confidence to go onto study for a degree which is something I never thought I could do.

“Although I am not working in the travel and tourism industry, the knowledge and positive work ethic that I gained at College has held me in good stead and also gave me a thirst for travel.

“I have achieved my dream of running my own business and have further ideas in the pipeline for businesses that will create even more jobs for local people.”

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