Earlier this week Victoria Beckham OBE offered her unique insight into business in an interview with Claudia Winkleman at a Prince’s Trust Enterprise Fellowship event at The Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, London. 

The luxury fashion designer was the guest speaker at an event which saw members of our Enterprise Fellowship, as well as other close supporters, come together to raise awareness of  our work which helps young people who are unemployed, facing challenges in their personal lives or struggling at school to get themselves on track to a brighter future.

During her interview with Claudia, Victoria talked about her experience of showcasing in London for the first time, her thoughts on establishing her new beauty collection and the advice she would give to young entrepreneurs.

Speaking about the importance of self-belief, Victoria said:

It’s always important to dream big and then dream even bigger. I never wanted to prove anything to anyone, apart from myself. I want to reach out to women of all ages and build a business that I consider to be a fashion and beauty brand of the future.

Having heard from young people who have been supported by The Prince’s Trust, Victoria went on to say: "I’ve been so inspired by the courage and ingenuity of the young men and women here tonight who have started their own businesses with support from The Prince’s Trust. You have all come so far already and I wish you every success as you make your way in the world of business."

Among the young people guests heard from was Grace Graham, who founded her own workplace massage and wellbeing company – WorkSpa – after completing our Enterprise programme. Grace, who once found herself facing addiction following the trauma of losing two people close to her, as well as the stress of bringing a person who assaulted her to court, turned to The Trust when she realised she wanted to run her own business. The support she received from the programme and from her Prince’s Trust business mentor enabled her to make her dream of running a business a reality.

The Enterprise Fellowship, which is a network of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs who are committed to supporting and inspiring the next generation of business leaders, is chaired by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.