School for Startups open for business as usual

Company which offers education and events to start-ups has issued a statement after founder Doug Richard was charged following allegations

School for Startups, the company which provides a range of training and support programmes to help people start a business, has issued a statement in light of the charges against its founder Doug Richard.

In the statement, School for Startups said it will be running as normal under the leadership of new director Mark Northcott:

“Due to recent press coverage we felt it necessary to get in touch. Many of you may be aware that former School for Startups director, Doug Richard, has been charged following the allegations made against him.

“As he withdrew from the company in January, when this first came to light, we aren’t best placed to discuss the situation. However, we completely sympathise with any stress this may have caused you and wanted to reach out to you all.

“As for the company itself, we have recently appointed a new permanent director, Mark Northcott. Under his leadership we continue to work hard and do our best to deliver high quality programmes with the amazing team we have in house. We are currently working on a brand refresh and a host of new and exciting products which we will be launching to you very soon.”

The statement concluded: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support you have shown to us personally over the past few months. It is much appreciated and entirely reciprocated.”

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