In a candid interview for Business Now released on Monday, the 20-year-old who suffers from Asperger Syndrome (a mild form of Autism) speaks openly about how his secondary school made him feel worthless, incapable and depressed. 'It was like I was being dropped into a dungeon full of fire every time I tried to ask for help. The coldness, bitter conversations and lack of support to achieve what I really wanted to do and to even get decent grades shattered me. Moving out to go to school in a completely different county was the most difficult part of my life so far, leaving behind everything I had to pursue success.' Adam moved out of Westfield Sports College in Sheffield just weeks before his final GCSEs, to The Grove School in Newark who have since commemmorated Adam's record breaking 27 GCSEs with the ADAM Award as a legacy for pupils of the future.
The publication has dubbed Adam as 'quite possibly the world's most influential youth.' Holding contacts in almost 130 countries, with daily media interest and a real heartflet commitment to supporting his peers Adam is a 'powerful advocate for youth' and 'regarded as one of the most influential voices for young people in business in the UK.' Whilst running his own IT business Adam is set to launch a pioneering project in South America supporting young people to escape poverty and create their own wealth through replicating Adam's UnITe Computing model of training and delivering real client projects to young budding IT wizards.
He said: 'Whilst many know I kicked back the traditional route and University might not be for me, this story is in no way about me. It's no ego trip, no flashy press release and no alturistic deed. This is real. It's about doing amazing things, making money, improving the world and showing everyone else that you can do it too. Getting people to sit up and take notice like this is vital.'
Since embarking on a world tour campaign educating and advising on such matters, this message has been visible to almost 30 million people in the past year through various marketing, events and influences. Adam now works at charity Live UnLtd also supporting young people to create their own careers in social enterprise whilst changing the world in which they live.
He sends a selfless message to all those working with him, for him and who have helped him: 'We all make each other's success. We can have our goals, our dreams and our ambitions. But I have two exceptional parents to support for listening to me and lending me their shoulder at every turn. I have an incredible group of friends and amazing people and without them I have no platform, no support and nobody to share my crazy plans with. Life would not work without it. Anyone set on their path to success needs that.'