The London schoolboy who scooted his way to millions by the age of 28

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An entrepreneur who bought a scooter from China via his parents’ fax when he was 13 — then sold it for a profit — has revealed how he created a multi-million-pound business. 

Joshua Stevens, now 28, imported  items and sold them in lunch breaks at Haberdashers’ Aske’s school in Elstree. He now runs One Retail Group, which owns five lifestyle brands and operates in the UK,  USA and Europe. Based in Camden’s Stables Market, it is predicted to have a £15 million turnover by the end of this financial year.

Mr Stevens, who grew up in Hampstead, said: “It started when I was 13 and I really wanted a motorised scooter. I sourced a manufacturer and bought one at a fraction of the price I’d expected.

“I took it to the park and someone offered to buy it for twice the money. I imported and sold during my lunch breaks. My range grew to games consoles, mobiles.”

Now his firm sends about 2,000 items a day around the world and plans to expand into Japan, Mexico and India.


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