Founding Director, Churchill Gowns 

Cambridge affiliations

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship, Cambridge Judge Business School (2015)

Professional history

Oliver is the Managing Director of a fashion tech startup, offering students affordable and sustainable alternatives when it comes to graduation dress. The startup is now looking to expand within the UK and Australia.

Oliver also serves as a non-executive director at the Berkshire Physiotherapy Centre, one of the UK’s largest physiotherapy clinics. 

Prior to Churchill Gowns, Oliver was involved with a number of startups from a wide variety of industries, ranging from affiliate marketing to travel and educational tech.

Oliver earned his undergraduate degree in International Business at Coventry University.

Society & charity work

Oliver strongly believes in social entrepreneurship, and implemented an altruistic business model for Churchill Gowns that specifically supports educational charities; the company is currently partnering with Care International to achieve this. As Churchill Gowns is all about helping UK students to celebrate the end of their academic journey, the company feels it is only right to employ and support disadvantaged children to begin their own academic journey.

Oliver has spent time volunteering as an English teacher and currently donates his time as a pro bono consultant to small companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Oliver J. Adkins.