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Lee Bushell (2000)


Lee Bushell attended KES from 1993 until 2000. He represented the school at rugby, athletics, chess, cricket and table tennis achieving outstanding mediocrity in all these disciplines. Academically just keeping his head above water, Lee's interests lay elsewhere and his entrepreneurial spirit shone through with his first business set up at school aged 15 selling apparel. Lee continued to make money throughout the sixth form with all his peers acting as a very captive market!

After KES Lee commuted to Leeds and just about managed to get a law degree before finally qualifying as a solicitor aged 28. During those years Lee has been involved in a wide range of business activities from nightclubs to gold trading via recruitment, importing and property. Lee now spends most of his time looking after the companies where he currently holds 9 directorships across a number of fields and admits much of this business is conducted on the golf course!

Why I am supporting the AP100 Campaign

I was only able to attend King Edward's School as I was awarded a government assisted place. KES was without doubt the happiest time of my life and I am hugely grateful that I was able to attend as a result of the Assisted Places scheme. When I was told that the government had withdrawn all financial support I felt a need to do whatever I could in order to ensure that the same opportunities I had been given were available to others.

I met a huge number of great guys at KES - many of whom have worked with me through the last decade or so in various business ventures - and I wonder whether all I have achieved would have been possible without the foundations KES had taught me.