Level 3 Business student George Theze has shown incredible entrepreneur skills by developing his own business from scratch. George founded GT Fish in 2017 when he was just 15 years old, and has been developing his business alongside his studies at Canterbury College. He was inspired by his father’s work in the industry and has learned a lot of skills through working closely with him.
GT Fish supply fresh fish to many residents across Kent. They have 30 local boats landing daily, which carry native fish from the Kentish Coast such as mackerel, sardines, skate, herring, squid and gurnard. George collects the fish from the depot and hand delivers to clients on his bicycle.
George tells KM Kent Online: “I had the idea at 14, executed it at 15 and now it’s running full-time at 16,” he said. “When I was 12, I had a website where I used to sell rare trainers, so I already knew how to design the website and take orders.”
The company’s long-term goal is to have daily vans delivering to homes across Kent, and to have their fish appearing in many restaurants by the time George is 20 years old.
“At the moment I get lifts with a friend or with my mum. I’ve delivered fish by packing it in a backpack, in oxygen-tight bags packed with ice, and cycling to Whitstable myself. I always find a way to get the fish to people who order it, but I’m hoping to be able to employ a driver before I can drive myself.”
To read more about George’s story, visit the article on KM Kent Online.
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