Young entrepreneur from Beckton meets Lord at House of Lords

Max Gibbs, 16, and Lord Marland in the House of Lords

Max Gibbs, 16, and Lord Marland in the House of Lords - Credit: Archant

A young entrepreneur gained a unique insight into industry after meeting the former business minister for the Conservative party.

Max Gibbs, from Beckton, manages web services company Lime-Web and he was invited to the House of Lords by Lord Marland, head of the Prime Minister’s Business Ambassadors, to discuss young ­entrepreneurs and people in enterprise.

Max said: “The meeting with Lord Marland has ­increased my interest in those fields because he is a great entrepreneur and a very intelligent man.

“I have a great passion for business and look up to Mark Zuckerberg [founder of Facebook].”

The 16-year-old, who is a student at Newham Sixth Form College, is a member of Global Youth Network (GYN), an organisation which mentors and helps young people participate in business and arts.

Yasmin Greenfield, Max’s mentor at GYN, added: “We recognised Max as a young man full of talent, we were impressed with Max’s capability and performance during his interview.

“He shows an excellent ability to work on his own initiative and brings forward innovative ideas to the team.

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“Max’s determination and warm character make him pleasure to work with, and his peers highly respect these qualities.”