Co-creator of The X Factor and founder of Card Factory return to their former college

Two high-powered alumni of Kirklees College have returned to their former stomping grounds in Huddersfield to talk about their careers journeys.

The co-creator of The X Factor, Siobhan Greene, and Dean Hoyle, who founded the greeting cards chain Card Factory, both paid a recent visit to their former college.

The pair returned as guest speakers at the Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy meeting, fielding questions from delegates about what made them.

The event was run in partnership between the college and Huddersfield Town AFC as a way of introducing local business people, and encouraging them to work together.

Hosted at the college’s Landings 72 restaurant, guests were also presented with a breakfast prepared by catering staff and students. “As someone who is Huddersfield born and bred, I’m immensely proud of our town and the accomplishments of its residents,” said Lydia Butterworth, head of sales and marketing at the college.

“It was fascinating to hear from our alumni Dean and Siobhan, who were informative and entertaining in equal measures.”