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Gripped by Jordan Daykin
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Jordan Daykin hit the headlines at the age of 18 when he became the youngest ever person to win investment in the Dragons' Den for his invention GripIt, a building product he created with his grandad in the garden shed. GripIt was an instant success, attracting interest from DIY and building supply stores across the country within days of being launched. Today, GripIt Fixings is a global enterprise, with his products stocked in stores around the world. And Jordan is a popular motivational speaker. But beyond the glamour of the television studios and business success, there is a very different story to tell, as Jordan battled to overcome the legacy of a difficult childhood affected by dropping out of school at a young age, family feuds and periods of loneliness. This is Jordan's unflinching, heart-warming and ultimately uplifting story of how he overcame immense obstacles to achieve outstanding success as an entrepreneur. He reveals how he came up with ideas for his first businesses, describes how a business is built up from scratch, and shows how his tremendous work ethic and passion for business is at the heart of his success. Jordan Daykin's story will grip and inspire entrepreneurs of all ages.

Author Biography

Jordan Daykin dropped out of school at the age of 12, but has gone on to become a highly successful entrepreneur, creating the building products business GripIt from scratch after he and his grandfather came up with a revolutionary way of hanging heavy loads from plasterboard walls. At the age of 18 he became the youngest person to ever get investment on the television show Dragons' Den, after securing funding from Deborah Meaden. His business GripIt is now worth more than GBP20 million, employs 45 people and sells its products around the world. Still only 22, Jordan is passionate about encouraging other young entrepreneurs to create amazing businesses and actively supports them by speaking in schools, mentoring and investing. You can follow his progress and read his blog at
Release date NZ
June 25th, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Harriman House Publishing
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