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Upton Hall School

Inspiring Young People

Former student Stephanie Hodson visits Upton Hall School – Wednesday 11 January 2017

On Wednesday 11 January 2017 Stephanie Hodson, owner of the Yog Bar, Hoylake and former Upton girl came to talk to the Year 12 students as part of their enrichment programme.

Stephanie opened the Yog Bar in Hoylake in November 2013, aged just 25, alongside her sister Charlotte. Before opening her own business she studied French and German at university, lived in Paris and Berlin and worked as a European credit analyst for US food giant Kellogg’s.

The first year of trading resulted in turnover breaking the £100,000 level, leading to the launch of The Yog Bar’s delivery service and a new trailer for use at functions/festivals. The Yog Bar also has a pop-up bar in Gravity Gym, Upton village.

The business, which employs up to 10 staff at the height of demand, was the first UK recipient of a ‘Swirl of Honour’ from the International Frozen Yoghurt Organisation.

Stephanie spoke passionately about her career and her path to owning her own business.  Stephanie left Year 12 students with excellent advice about working hard in the pursuit of their dreams! Thank you to Stephanie for taking the time to speak to our Year 12 students.