About Josh Taylor Age: 26 ~ 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.
- 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!
- 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