Entrepreneurship is an enticing concept. Being able to start your own company from the ground up, building something you are proud of, and then sharing it with the world. Plus, what’s better than being able to do all this in your twenties? Here’s a top ten list of some of the most successful young entrepreneurs in the U.K.
Before influencer became a staple of our lexicon, Ben Jefferies found a hole in how we market products to the masses. Realizing that ad blockers were becoming more prevalent, he needed a way to insert ads more consciously. By teaming up with these now influencers, he was able to start his own influencer marketing industry, bringing in six figure revenues to his company.
Seeing blank trucks while sitting in traffic, Ed Hollands got the idea to start DrivenMedia. DrivenMedia uses commercial trailers that travel cross country as moving advertisements. By charging £7,800 and VAT for 12 months, while only incurring £5,500 in production costs, he’s driving down the highway to success.
Using the slogan “chop, chat, chill”, Ifeyinwa Frederick built a restaurant business around bringing authentic Nigerian food and culture to London. This is not your local corner stop, however. With an online following of 7,000 fans and features in Elle and Time Out, Ifeyinwa Fredrick is cooking up a great future as a restaurateur.
Having started creating jewellery as a hobby, Jessica Rose was able to take her hobby and turn it into a full time career. Creating London Jewellery School, Rose offers classes and programmes for new comers to jewelling, and to also help draw in newcomers to her jewellery line. Having conquered such feats at these at a young age sure is a remarkable feat.
Christian invented University Cribs after growing up as a child bursting with entrepreneurial spirit. University Cribs is a platform designed to connect students to accommodation providers across the U.K., allowing students to find affordable housing. A simple yet effective solution to student housing, and one that might not be far off from your next big idea.
- Tom Honey, Founder of Stoned Pizza
After starting off as a small pizza pop up at the age of 16, as word of mouth and finances grew Tom Honey was able to create his pizza restaurant, Stoned Pizza. While also serving the classic pizzas, Stoned Pizza also offers seasonal and gourmet pizzas. With ambitious dreams of having fifty stores in ten years, lets hope Tom’s eyes aren’t bigger than his stomach.
Using cognitive science and artificial intelligence, Guy Riese’s UpLearn allows students and parents to receive phenomenal tutoring services across a variety of school subjects. Riese got the ideal when falling ill before his A-levels, learning about retrieval practice and spaced repetition to succeed with his studying. His platform has gathered over 12,720 students, a testament to its success.
After starting out sending his designs and drawings to factories in the U.K. at age 13, it was clear Josh had an entrepreneurial spirit. When he was 18, he created RPD International, a design and manufacturing firm. Today, it’s valued at over $5 miilion and has grown %450 year to year.
Peter has a familiar story of renting a flat. Frustrated that his landlord had tried to charge himself and his flatmates hundreds of pounds for no apparent reason, he looked to find a place online to vent, but couldn’t find any. This led to his creation of Movem, which allows renters to post reviews of their renting process. Currently, every university in the UK uses it. Although he dropped out of university to pursue Movem, he says there’s no looking back
Seeing the power that social media celebrities held over their fan bases and the growth of Snapchat, Timothy Armoo created Fanbytes. Fanbytes allows companies to reach out to large audiences by creating videos specifically for Snapchat. Boasting clients like Disney, GoPro, and FC Barcelona, it’s clear that his company is on a surefire path to success.
Looking across all the ages of these entrepreneurs, there’s no reason anyone can’t start at any age. Go out there, chase your dreams, and start building your business.