Horsham teen entrepreneur follows in the footsteps of business magnate Lord Sugar
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Morgan Boult has been following in the footsteps of business magnate and TV Apprentice star Lord Sugar after first showing entrepreneurial flair at the tender age of four.
He began selling sweets at school, keeping his supplies in his parents’ Horsham garage.
By the time he was eight, Morgan was writing and selling a ‘Business for Boys’ magazine.
Morgan said: “From a young age, I just didn’t enjoy the school environment and learning there. I always wanted to be out selling things and creating a business."
In his later school years, Morgan knew that further education and university wasn’t on the cards and he wanted to create a business instead.
He launched an independent telephone answering service – called ‘Hero PA’ – in 2017 when he was 13.
And now, aged 18, the business has gone from success to success. It has expanded, taken on staff and now secured its 40th client.
Based in Horsham, but working with clients from across the UK, Hero PA now has a six-figure turnover.
Morgan gained his first client via Google but now prides himself on gaining new clients through word of mouth and networking.
Hero PA has also celebrated an office move which has allowed the business to control and manage all security aspects, both physical and cyber security, to provide the highest quality of service to his clients.
Those clients include Yorkshire's Hideout Hotel, Lovelle Estate Agents, Cheshire's People Legal, Simply Business Finance in Hove, Fractionary in West Sussex, Wire Design in Southampton.
Morgan said: "I started Hero PA at 13 and continued to work on it until I left school. At just 18, I’ve created multiple jobs and will have more employees as the business continually grows.
“I want to encourage young people of today that if they love education or need to go on to study Further Education for their career, that’s great. But if you don’t feel that traditional education is benefiting you and you’d rather do something practical like an apprenticeship or launch a business and become self-employed, then follow your instincts and go for it.
"What is classed as a conventional education isn’t for everyone and that’s okay.”
Morgan won the West Sussex County Times Entrepreneur of The Year award when he first started Hero PA in 2017.