At the age of 16 he went to college to study his A levels but quickly found that this wasn’t for him. He dropped out and decided to place all his focus on getting into the Pathfinder course of the Peter Jones National Enterprise Academy. He applied and went through numerous application rounds to finally be chosen as one of the 28 young entrepreneurs from thousands of hopefuls from across the country to be mentored by Peter Jones and his team.
Jamie really enjoyed his time at the academy and got the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the top entrepreneurs and business people from across the UK. When graduating, Jamie decided that he wanted to provide other young people with the opportunity that he had been given and so decided to write a mentoring course for teenagers. In the space of a year, Jamie had worked with and enhanced the careers, grades and lives of 800 young people.
At 18, he co-founded the company, Made By Young People which delivered informal enterprise workshops in education. On the back of this, MBYP eventually became a supplier to the likes of Asda, Ikea and Aston Villa.
Now aged 21, Jamie has gone on to work with Governments and Educational systems from around the World on developing Youth Entrepreneurship Eco-systems. He has also co-founded The A Fund, co-authored his first book and has invested in a number of start-ups. As well as writing his weekly column for The Birmingham Mail and Virgin.com, Jamie is a main board director in the international entrepreneur platform with stakeholder responsibility for enterprise education.