- Things that impress us
- March 30, 2016
Harvey Millington from Taunton, Somerset isn’t your average 14-year-old kid, he setup a business (in 2015) selling tax/MOT reminder discs for £4 each after he saw a gap in the market, less than two months into trading, he was receiving up to 400 orders per week.
He eventually walked away with £100K profit, of which £40,000 was used to buy a piece of land (3 acres) for Glamping (posh camping), that same piece of land was then part of some land that a housing development company needed to buy as they had bought surrounding property.
“The neighbouring farmers were happy to sell up and they now needed our land so they could start building.
“I was not sure how much they were going to offer for the land, but they came up with £2million. It was too good to turn down.”
“It’s a massive amount, especially for someone at my age.”
His father, Howard, told the Sun:
“I’ve taught him you have to work hard to get on in life. He is a grounded lad and is just a great businessman.”
Harvey has said his dream is to become a policeman.