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'I started an IT company when I was 15.'

Harvey Morton launched an IT business at 15. While studying at Sheffield Hallam he’s grown it into an award-winning digital agency, with help from our Enterprise Team.

What brought you to Hallam?
“One of the reasons I was attracted to Hallam was because I’d met people studying on the business courses, and I could see how much they enjoyed it. Before that I had never thought of going to university.

“The business and enterprise management course taught me so many skills: financial management, HR, how to write a business plan, customer service skills. And a lot of the theory has helped with the practical element of running my business.”

How did the Enterprise Team support you?
“The support from the Enterprise Team was outstanding. I’ve had access to an amazing team of mentors who have given me valuable advice and helped me to grow my business alongside my studies. It’s also been great to meet like-minded people at the University who are also self-employed.

“To anyone who is thinking of setting up a business whilst at Hallam, do it! The Enterprise Team will support you along the way and it’s a great way to make new friends.”

Tell us about your award win.
“I was named Young Freelancer of the Year by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed. It was a complete surprise when they announced that I was the winner.

“I still feel quite overwhelmed. It’s a national title and I have had a lot of attention since and I’m not really used to anything on that scale. To be recognised nationally is huge, really.”

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