Katie Buckingham

Founder & Director


Katie has done a superb job in getting to this stage of the Edge Challenge. This competition really demonstrates the talent young people have, not just in thinking up new ideas and products, but in following them through and creating viable businesses. At the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, we work hard to instill these entrepreneurial attributes in our students and I am delighted to see Katie leading the way. Peter Jones CBE (Dragons Den)

Katie has worked closely with various charities and organisations such as Young Minds, Time to Change and NAHT as well as mental health services such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Katie attended the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy where she set up Altruist in 2013. Since then, Katie has won various awards including Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, Birmingham Mail's Young Achiever of the Year 2017 and the New Entrepreneurs Foundation 'Future Face of Business'. She has also been a finalist in nine other award categories and in 2014, Katie was invited to attend the prestigious 'Women of the Year Lunch' in honour of her work raising awareness and reducing the stigma attached to mental health.

She also enjoys public speaking and recently delivered her first TEDx Talk which can be found here.

Katie has been featured in The Guardian and Evening Standard Newspapers and regularly blogs for the Huffington Post.

See also

Mick Westman

Mick Westman

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Tracey Brogan

Tracey Brogan

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Kirsty Lilley

Kirsty Lilley

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Tony Somers

Tony Somers

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Deborah Jones

Deborah Jones

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Danny Bowman

Danny Bowman

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Sajda Butt

Sajda Butt

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Jo Altoft

Jo Altoft

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