About Josh Taylor Age: 27 ~ From: Surrey/Cornwall, UK

This journey of mine started back in 2011 when I decided with no money, barely any qualifications and an open future to have a bit of fun with a balloon and near Space - the result went international in the media and well, reaching for the stars quickly became a reality. A few years later and my ambitious global adventures continue to inspire, educate and entertain others.

The other entrepreneurial hat of mine has created many ventures including Hunter Grange Investments, a company formed for property investment into property that benefits the community and a retreat for entrepreneurs with my business partner Trudy Thompson, coaching global clients from the likes of FTSE 100 and Silicon Valley.

Josh Taylor

Entrepreneur Highlights

  • 2016 Cornwall 30 Under 30 winner
  • Bought Tywardreath Village Shop
  • Contributor to the Virgin website
  • Forming Hunter Grange Investments and raising £2 million to buy property that benefits the community.
  • Huffington Post Top Young People Changing The World.
  • Huffington Post blogger.
  • Working with FTSE 100 clients in business coaching and creative thinking.
  • Starting a new venture of retreats for entrepreneurs.
  • Buying a house in Cornwall, UK.
  • Helping other people start and build their own business.
  • Winning a £5 million contract from the Government.
  • Becoming a business partner with my mentor Trudy Thompson.
  • Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Company challenging me to the submersible project.
  • Selling my art work on Channel 4's Four Rooms and displaying it in a private exhibition at the Strand Gallery, London.
  • Top media publicity across the world.
  • Becoming a brand ambassador for several companies.
  • Speaking to an audience of over 500 people about my projects.
  • Left my job!

Adventurer Highlights

  • Drove across America in 2016
  • Sent a submersible to the bottom of the deepest trench in the Atlantic Ocean and filmed the journey.
  • World record for longest continuous 5 a side football match (48 hours).
  • Created and filmed a piece of art in Space and exhibiting it in a London art gallery.
  • Sent a balloon to Space and filmed the journey to 118,000 feet.
  • London to Brighton bike ride.
  • 1st Dan Black Belt in martial arts