Uni Media Mash
As a student himself Sam Forrest found that one of his biggest annual expenses came from having to buy lots of text books, so he came up with the idea of Uni Media Mash. His business is an easy-to-use, online trading platform www.unimediamash.co.uk where students can save money by buying second-hand textbooks and of course the site subsequently provides the place to sell the books online when they are no longer needed.
Users simply upload an image and a description then wait for the offers to come flying in, and agree a deal. The trade takes place on campus, at a safe designated meeting point. This encourages social interaction between students studying the same courses and with similar interests.
Already established at three universities, Sam has big plans to expand his enterprise to others in the UK and potentially internationally.
Sam receives ongoing business support and advice via the Enterprise Support Programme.