Millionaire social entrepreneur and wealth coach Kevin Green has gone back to his roots to help repay a personal debt of gratitude to the Nuffield Trust.
Mr Green, 50, has been working with the latest group of Nuffield scholars at their UK conference at The Vale Resort near Cardiff.
“There were many factors that put me on the road to being a millionaire,” said Mr Green.
“But the Nuffield Trust played the key role in helping me work out what I wanted to do in life.”
Mr Green won a Nuffield Scholarship in 1999.
He used the bursary to travel and study the attitudes and personalities of high achievers.
Along the way, he interviewed Bill Gates and Sir Richard Branson.
During the Nuffield study, he learned the simple principles for success and determined the common elements that contributed towards that success.
He bought his first property soon after, using credit cards to ‘bridge finance’ the deposit of a buy-to-let mortgage. After quickly renovating it and selling it at a profit, he bought a second. The rest is history. He is now the UK’s largest private sector landlord.
Mr Green has been spending time at The Vale with current Nuffield scholars, discussing the reports they present at the end of their scholarship.
He also spent time working with the new intake of scholars, helping them hone their presentation skills and teaching them how to secure interviews
Mr Green said: “I have always been very grateful to the Nuffield Trust for the help they gave me in starting on my journey to being a millionaire. Helping current and future scholars at the conference is my way of repaying a debt of gratitude and encouraging others to develop the passion, drive and commitment they will need on the journey to success.”
Mike Vacher, Director of the Nuffield Trust, said he was delighted to welcome the millionaire to the conference.
There are more than 400 booked for the two day conference.
The 2013 scholars will be giving presentations of their scholarship studies over next two days (Thursday and Friday).
Delegates and scholars have travelled from far afield. Many have not been to Wales before.
Extra activities during the conference include a trip to the Wales v Tonga game at The Millennium Stadium.
About the Nuffield Trust
Established as travelling awards for farmers in 1947 by the Nuffield Foundation, the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust is now an independent, industry-funded charitable organisation.
Approximately 20 awards are made each year to people for their self development and the wider benefit to their industry.
Scholarships are awarded to applicants who work within farming, food, horticulture, rural and associated industries or are in a position to influence those industries.
Applicants are aged between 22 and 45 years (the upper age limit is 45).
The Trust seeks people with very special qualities. There is no requirement for academic qualifications, but applicants will already be well established in their career and demonstrate a passion for the industry they work in and be three years post tertiary education.
The rewards of a Nuffield Scholarship are tremendous, not only for the individual but for their industry.
Scholarships are not awarded to anyone in full-time education or to further research projects.
Many industry organisations, individuals, companies or charitable bodies sponsor the awards. Weblink –