One of world’s best billionaires and philanthropist quizzed by Denis, 13 (watch video)

By Jill Dando News

A self-made billionaire and philanthropist has been interviewed by a 13 year old based in the school where Jill Dando began her career at the same age.

Denis, a student at Worle Community School Academy in Worle, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, quizzed self-made John Caudwell as part of an exclusive Business Leader interview in partnership with Jill Dando News and the Good News Post.

John Caudwell

For the interview, Business Leader Editor Josh Dornbrack visited Mr Caudwell in his Mayfair £250 million mansion – Britain’s most expensive home – where he introduced 13 year old Denis via video to the billionaire.

To hear Denis’ question and answer click

To see the full interview hosted by Josh Dornbrack featuring Jill Dando News click

Mr Caudwell is one of the world’s best best billionaires who made huge success with his groundbreaking mobile phone company Phones 4u. 

He has since helped huge numbers of children with his philanthropy.

Back in 2021 our Jill Dando reporter Liam Drury wrote a story on Mr Caudwell. Big hearted billionaires host dinner to help disadvantaged children

The Jill Dando News reporters are joining with Business Leader and the Good News Post newspaper in the unique interviewing project.

Business Leader with 100,000 subscribers across the nation and a print edition are interviewing top high-flying business people each week including SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton and Dragons Theo Paphitis and Steven Bartlett.

Now in a slot called the ‘Good News Postcard’ students aged 9 to 18 in Jill Dando News in The Priory Learning Trust schools are asking a range of questions as part of the interview.

Jill Dando News is a journalist training academy based in the UK that has trained up hundreds of young reporters in the model of ex BBC TV star Jill Dando. 

Their stories go on the Good News Post 

Reporters aim to be kind, positive and brilliant in their journalistic interviews and writing. 

Reporters in 2017 post their stories to Good News Post and the wider Media.


Jill Dando News was set up with a mission to take Worle to the World with global good news.

They have previously interviewed Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street in front of millions of global TV viewers, TV’s Fiona Bruce, a NASA astronaut and more after being trained for 6 years by professional journalists and Jill’s brother Nigel Dando with 48 years’ experience.

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