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Student Entrepreneurs: Altruist

Student Entrepreneurs: Altruist

by Disrupts MagazineAugust 11, 2016

I started my business to make a difference.

At the age of 10, I developed a series of anxiety disorders which caused me problems as a child. Once I had recovered at the age of 17, I made it my mission to raise awareness of stress and mental health problems and reduce the stigma surrounding this issue.

Whilst studying for my A-levels at sixth form, I set up my first business called “WATS Mental Health?”, a social enterprise which provided interactive mental health awareness workshops in schools. I decided that this was a great time to start a business as although I lacked experience, I am ambitious, I had more time and I still lived at home.

From then, I then went onto the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy which is where I set up Altruist Enterprises, a company which provides training to help organisations prevent, identify and tackle stress within their workplaces. Since forming in 2013, we have gone from 1 trainer to 11 registered trainers delivering courses nationally with notable customers including Natwest, Solihull Council and Nissan.

Now 22, my aim is to grow the business and be the go-to company for anything stress in the workplace related.

Katie Buckingham, Founder and CEO of Altruist

This article first appeared at www.Disrupts.co,uk

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