Young Blackpool entrepreneur up for award

Jake Adams
Jake Adams

No-one could accuse Jake Adams of resting on his laurels.

The 19-year-old is in the running for the Young Microentrepreneur of the Year Award from a global foundation.

Last year he was named Most Inspiring Young Person at the annual Be Inspired Business Awards. Now Jake is in the running for a national accolade from an international foundation, part of a global bank on March 20.

The founder of print buying and management business, Creative Print North West, in Dickson Road, Blackpool, has been chosen as one of just four finalists for the UK Young Microentrepreneur of the Year award in the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, from the Citi Foundation.

Jake is the former chairman of Blackpool Youth Voice, the resort’s youth council. Having volunteered for local charities from the age of seven, he saw first-hand how they needed good quality printing at affordable prices, and started a community printing operation in 2012 while still in high school.

In 2016 he launched Creative Print North West to provide business cards, flyers promotional merchandise, including large format Monkey Banners at low costs.

Financial support from “responsible finance” provider, Business Finance Solutions helped him create an online platform and invest in new equipment.

Jake said: “We put pride before profit. Pride in the service and quality we deliver to our customers, and in our work. So we’re humbly proud to be shortlisted for this national award, , recognising everyone in our business, and the support we’ve received.”

See also: Jake's UN mission to Canada