College drop out now owns £10 million business

Jordan Daykin created a multi-million pound business in his shed with his grandfather after dropping out of college without qualifications

College drop out now owns £10 million business

Jordan Daykin built a multi-million business from his garden shed.

Daykin, who left college at the age of 13 without any qualifications, is proud to have joined forces with his grandfather, Stan, to develop a universal plasterboard fitting now worth £10 million from his shed in Wiltshire.

The drop-out turned entrepreneur said: "For me the best things about all I have achieved so far is ... the sense of achievement we get looking out onto his garden shed where it all happened."

Stan hoped to change his grandson's future by developing the product, which went on to be sold by GripIT and DIY chain Screwfix, and received an £80,000 investment from Deborah Meaden after appearing on the BBC business show 'Dragon's Den'.

The enterprise has since quadrupled in value.

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