I went to the University of Manchester and quickly became disillusioned with the concept of higher education, however, whilst there I met some brilliant people and together we ran the UK’s largest student gaming event.
After that I dropped out, traveled a little and then got the worst job I could possibly find for me. I was a door to door salesman (a chugger) and hated it. I did that for two months to learn the skills I think everyone needs: self motivation, people skills and time management. After a few months of scraping what ever work I could, I managed to convince Adam Groves (the previous intern) and then Doug that I wasn’t in fact crazy and was passionate about gaming in the UK.
They still haven’t worked out how crazy I am!
I wasn’t actually looking for an internship at first, I was just trying to find a venue for an event I was running. Someone I know recommended I go to SpacePortX because they had good internet and was cheap! Whilst coming in to organise the event, I was talking to Adam and he mentioned that the SpacePortX team were looking for an intern and I thought hey I could do that!
3 months later I am still here and have learned so much, the whole experience has given me the tools to get my own startup going.
Since coming to SpacePortX, I have learned so much. I would say the main things are office management and social media management. I never really cared for Twitter before, but now I know so much about how to post when to post how regularly and so much more. The skills are really fantastic and transferable so I will be able to put them into action for so many projects I am working on in the near future!
Everything! Manchester is the best city in the world (or at least the UK)! This is where I have met my friends, my business partners and there is nowhere I want to be other than here. I want to work here, I want to go out here and I want to live here. I think there is something in the water that makes the people more passionate, more exciting, more everything! (Maybe I am a little biased but I don’t want to be anywhere else).
Now that I’ve been here for over 3 months, I’m looking to launch a company focusing on student gaming in the UK and generally growing the UK gaming/eSports scene so more people can enjoy the games I find so fun!
Watch this space for my upcoming gaming events and so much more!