Dame Ellen MacArthur addressed this year’s Oxford Summer School, the shopkeeper’s academy for rising stars in retail.

Dominic Prendergast , Dame Ellen MacArthur and Fraser Longden

Here the sailing legend is flanked by school director Dominic Prendergast (left) and B&Q people director Fraser Longden.

Inspired by MacArthur and having learnt from seasoned industry execs, the students should be ready to sail ahead careerwise.