Nov. 4, 2012
-- As the number of job vacancies available to school-leavers and graduates continues to shrink, developing a child’s entrepreneurial ability has never been more important. In this new book, mum and entrepreneur Lorraine Allman, offers over a hundred activities and ideas, and picks the brains of some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, sharing their insights with you. 20-year-old entrepreneur Adam Bradford from Sheffield has been interviewed as a feature in the new book, to be released on 7th November in bookstores across the country.
Adam Bradford is a young entrepreneur whose past ventures include an IT consultancy which launched with the support of celebrity chef and businessman Levi Roots. His work in business from the age of 14 led him to become a National Ambassador for Peter Jones' Foundation and to launch a world tour, inspiring young people to 'get up and go for it.'
His work has recently led to him landing a position at UnLtd, a charity supporting social entrepreneurs. His new role sees him supporting young entrepreneurs who may be looking for cash support and tools to help them set up social enterprises. Speaking of his new role, Adam said: 'I'm honoured and excited to be working with UnLtd. I work in the Live UnLtd section supporting 11-21 year olds by providing up to £5,000 of cash and support to help them make a social impact. I've already made my own impact so am utterly privileged to be taking this opportunity to provide real hope for the next generation.'
His message of hope has spread far and wide, after over a million people took heed of his internationally recognised world tour schedule online, landing him a further advisory role on the board of Enterprise India where Adam will be personally advising a portfolio of business support agencies in the Middle East to create a young business-focused mentality over there.
All of this success has been born out of adversity; as Adam also suffers from Asperger Sydrome, a form of autism. Adam said: 'Any kind of disability should not be a hindrance it should be seen as an opportunity to prove the sceptics wrong. My school life in Sheffield wasn't pleasant and I felt like I needed to prove myself constantly and fight to achieve my full potential, but I'm really happy to have turned that around.'
Adam continues: 'Being supported by inspirational figures such as Levi Roots is an honour, my journey has been immense and now I feel ready to lead other young people to great successes. I want to prove to any young person that it's not all doom and gloom, opportunities are available. I feel privileged to have been able to contribute to Lorraine's book as it provides a valuable platform for young people and parents to learn enterprising behaviours from.'