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Jacob goes Stateside on Government mission

Jacob Hill, the Lazy Camper, pictured with one of his tents at his home at his home at Brighouse...7th August 2012...Picture by Simon Hulme

Jacob Hill, the Lazy Camper, pictured with one of his tents at his home at his home at Brighouse...7th August 2012...Picture by Simon Hulme

Young entrepreneur Jacob Hill will be taking his innovative invention to the USA on a UK Trade and Investments funded mission.

The 21-year-old from Brighouse will be visiting South Carolina for two weeks to explore opportunities for his all in one camping package, the Lazy Camper.

The aim of the visit is to see what the British based business can offer to America for their 2014 festival period.

If that wasn’t keeping the University of Huddersfield entrepreneur busy enough, he has rescheduled flights so that he can speak in the Houses of Parliament the morning he gets back, February 12.

This follows an all party report which used the student based business as a case study for a deeper look in to enterprise teaching in education.

“I was thrilled to find the government would support me on my trade mission to America, then when I got an invite to Parliament for my commitment to enterprise within education. I was over the moon.

“I’m proud to be part of a university that supports entrepreneurs wanting to complete a degree, and a country which helps the little man set themselves up for international growth. We live in great times.”

Jacob now supplies camping equipment to thousands of festival goers and campers across the UK.

What started as an idea in a muddy campsite at the Leeds festival has now grown into having its own office and six members of staff. The company is now a proud campsite owner for the Tour de France which comes to Yorkshire this year.

He is currently in his final year of his in Enterprise Development degree, a course which is mentored by Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

 
 
 

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