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Posted: 30/01/13

Young tycoon to share story of success

Business people of tomorrow are set to learn the secrets of success from a young entrepreneur who is set to be guest speaker at West Nottinghamshire College’s entrepreneurial scheme.

Jamie Dunn, co-founder of Made By Young People (MBYP), will share the secrets of his success with members of the college’s Vision Entrepreneur programme on Tuesday (5 February).

He set up his first business aged 12 selling unwanted items at school and by the age of 15 he was making £500 per week profit from five market stalls across Birmingham.

At 18 Jamie co-founded MBYP, a series of enterprise workshops in education – one of which engages young people and challenges them to design and produce a clothing garment which they then sell for profit.  This company then became a supplier to Asda, Ikea and Aston Villa Football Club.

Now aged 20 Jamie is active in a number of enterprises either as a founder, director or investor including The A Fund, Global Business and Abnexus and has spoken at over 300 events worldwide with figures such as Doug Richard, Peter Jones CBE and The US Secretary of State.

This month’s session will see Jamie addressing members of Vision Entrepreneur and advising them on how to be enterprising and take those skills into every aspect of life, work and personal development.

Vision Entrepreneur is designed to coach those with business ideas of their own and to offer tips from industry experts at its monthly advice sessions.  Those whose ideas have the most potential will receive one-to-one mentoring and the backing to develop their business plans further.