A STUDENT entrepreneur from the University of York has met Sir Richard Branson at the tycoon’s Virgin Galactic headquarters.

Charlie Simpson-Daniel met the Virgin Group founder as part of an event to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The second-year management student’s health company, Kings Biltong, which has developed a high-protein snack, was one of only two UK businesses chosen to represent Start-Up Loans, a Government-backed scheme which has provided funding for Charlie’s enterprise.

He said: “Meeting a man who has not just experienced incredible success in business, but who was able to walk around the room offering sandwiches to aspiring, young entrepreneurs and listen to their stories was inspiring.”