Following the release of the first Tony Hawk Playstation game in 1999, James Threlfall quickly became hooked on the concept of skateboarding.
Picking up footwear and drink endorsements in his teenage years, James moved swiftly to become a rising name on the UK circuit and at the age of 18 he signed a professional contract with British action sports clothing brand, Animal.
Not content with his success in the extreme sports arena, James decided to pursue a parallel career in broadcasting and received his big TV break with the launch of the series Now Boarding, which airs in over 50 countries globally.
Since bursting onto the television scene, 26-year old James’ career has gone from strength to strength fronting shows for the BBC and Vice and even picking up an MBE in the Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honours list.
On Thursday, June 13 James will share the secrets of his success with members of Young Enterprise Swindon (YES) at a free to attend event at Desk Cowork from 6.30pm.
YES is a new young entrepreneurs networking group aimed at 18 to 35-year-olds, which aims to bring together like-minded entrepreneurs and ambitious young people to connect, form meaningful relationships and create a support network.
The network is open to young professionals, entrepreneurs and students over the age of 18 who are interested in business.
For more information, or to book a place, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-enterprise-swindon-tickets-61237528095