Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
My Grandma, she was very ill but always very strong. Most importantly, she told me I could do anything.
What initially attracted you to enterprise?
The idea of being in control of your own life. I hate the thought of spending my life working for other people when I can do it for myself.
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
My paper-round aged 13! One weekend we had more than a foot of snow on the ground. Only a few paperboys turned up to work at 06:00am. But I turned up with a sledge to pull my papers and my dad’s wellington boots. I wanted my customers to be happy so was determined and innovative to get the job done.
What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
Time! I am a full-time chemistry student and needed to work a part-time job alongside developing the business.
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
My brilliant, supportive girlfriend! (“Brownie points”)
What is it that gets you out of your bed in the morning?
The fact you have no idea what’s going to happen that day or who you’re going to meet.
How do you define success?
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
I hope successful, possibly not in my hands. But I know I see myself working on a whole variety of businesses in 5 years time.
If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
It’s only been four months; get back to me on this one in a few years time.
If you could have any one person on your business contact list who would that person be and why?
Alison Gee at launch.ed, because without her support and advice I wouldn’t be in a position to write this questionnaire. It’s so important to utilise all the support out there, and there are enterprise support groups for everyone!