Entrepreneur Sanj Chandi, 28, founder of Treat Street in MK1 shopping park next to stadium:mk, says it’s important for young people to not be limited by their school experiences. Having started up his business aged 23, he’s interested in talking to young people about it.
“The message I want to get across to young people is don’t let the education system determine what you can achieve,” says Sanj.
“At school I was not a top performer, was always below average, and when I left school I felt a bit lost. But I had a drive to achieve something and prove that younger me wrong, prove that I could still achieve without the top grades, and it was that drive that motivated me to come out of my comfort zone and strive to open my own business.
“Hospitality is a piece of me. I like meeting people. It’s in my character. I really wanted a space for young people to come in and enjoy themselves. Milton Keynes has a lack of it, so I wanted to provide a vibrant space where people could meet with friends or family and have a good time.
“Seeing other young people go beyond their comfort zones, talking to them about how they started their businesses, helped motivate me to achieve.”
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