James Uffindell

CEO & Founder

Bright Network

About James

James Uffindell is a technology entrepreneur, investor and one of the UK’s leading experts on the entry level talent market. James has spent the last 20 years helping over one million students with their applications to both blue chip employers and leading universities. James is an expert on social mobility at university level, the graduate job market, internships, entry level talent, and managing and engaging Gen Z and millennial employees.

James set up his first business in in his university bedroom in 1999 which he sold to a Private Investor in 2013. Frustrated at the lack of careers support for graduates, James founded Bright Network in 2013, a high-growth technology platform that uses data and insights to build the workforce of tomorrow. In the last 12 months Bright Network has served 12M+ of careers advice supports over 280,000+ graduates and 300+ of the world’s largest employers including Google, Goldman Sachs, Accenture and PwC. The business has raised £7M+ of venture investment to date and is one of the fastest growing careers networks in the UK.

James is a regular media commentator on careers, talent and entrepreneurship – he has been featured in The Economist, Management Today, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph as well as on live on BBC (radio and TV), Channel 4, CNN and on ITV.

James gives regular keynotes at conferences including Talent Leaders Connect, the How To Academy and Capitox, and has spoken at The Oxford Union, London School of Economics and The New Entrepreneurs Foundation.

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