One of our own BVI Islanders accomplished something that I can only say was just extraordinary. Arlington Gumption Creque stood before a huge audience and delivered an awe inspiring speech about his story.
Born Allinton Creque with Autism, he was nicknamed Gumption and grew up in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, At age 29 Gumption focused on having his own business. After approaching numerous banks between 2011 and April 2012 and after being turned down over and over again, Gumption received a loan from Sir Richard Branson on behalf of the Branson’s Centre of Entrepreneur Caribbean on October 19, 2012. He was the first person to get a loan from this program. Gumption wants to remind us why why we should never give up.
To know that he is an inspiration to many young people and also a very strong entrepreneur gives hope to both young and old. His business which is called “Gumption Tours See it Clear” is very successful with raving reviews and an active Go Green, positive and enlightening attitude.
Being part of the Facebook Group for BVI Entrepreneurs I am proud to see him doing something of this magnitude and showing the world that being rejected doesn’t mean it is the end. Congrats Gumption! We are all proud of you!
BVI ENTREPRENEURS UNITED TO HELP WITH HIS SPEECH!