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Face Coverings at BHASVICIn response to the national mandate, all students and staff are asked to wear a face covering when using indoor communal areas and corridors. Face coverings are not required in lessons at this time. We will review the situation in three weeks time. Please continue to self-test twice weekly. Thank you.

Omid Moallemi

Chief Executive Officer

I studied at BHASVIC from 1996-1999 (lifetime ago!). My studies were Photography and Advanced Business Studies GNVQ. I choose these subjects because I love the honesty of photography, it’s art, but I also have a business head, and these 2 subjects allowed me to be creative in my future life.

Following on from BHASVIC, I studied Product Design at Sussex University to further my passion for creativity and one day starting a design consultancy. After graduating, I worked in London at a furniture design studio, creating designs for tables, cutlery, kitchen products. About a year later I joined another design consultancy in Newhaven where we designed any and every product imaginable. This gave me the right platform to start my own consultancy BlueSix Design in Brighton, where I worked on various projects from small companies, right up to international brands. I also designed a next generation nicotine device and have a patent around it’s technology that is now currently attracting interest from the “big 4” tobacco companies.

In 2020, I started Prsnt, a social gifting app that is aiming to change the social fabric of how we gift in the next few years. Prsnt allows you to send someone instant gifts, such as a Starbucks to their phone, they can redeem the QR code and send a video message back. Prsnt has gifts from £2-£2000 and we have many of the high street brands signed up to the platform.

Prsnt has been a success and we are nominated for the Sussex Business Awards Start-up of the Year which reminded me of my time at BHASVIC. My final year project was to create a fictional business plan and present against other competing students from other Sussex colleges. I ended up winning 5 out of the 6 awards and feel that moment gave me the encouragement to pursue businesses in my future life.