Jordan Daykin


Jordan is a serial young entrepreneur who gained an £80,000 investment from Deborah Meaden on Dragons’ Den back in 2014, when he was just 18. Jordan took the product on the programme that him and his grandad invented. The idea came about when they were trying to fit a curtain pole to a plasterboard wall. They created a prototype which worked and held a weight other fixings couldn’t match.

Spotting a gap in the market Jordan wanted to get his product to go that much further which he did. He has now grown a garden shed invention into a business worth over £14,000,000 with 28 employees. But this wasn’t his first experience of becoming a business man when Jordan was just 12 he created a business after playing the online game Runescape selling virtual online gold.

He noticed both himself and his friends were spending all their pocket money on buying the virtual gold. He contacted the Chinese company selling it to buy in bulk and then created profiles and website to sell it. The business was so clever the Chinese company bought it off of Jordan for £10,000.

The business came about when he dropped out of school due to being bullied and was being tutored at home. However he had trouble trying to schedule all the tutors. Jordan made a website allowing tutors and students to sign up and schedule all the lessons in a timetable, this business has recently been relaunched with new branding and improvements to the tutoring system.

Jordan’s story has gained a lot of attention and his business life has been full of success, he would love the opportunity to take you through his inspirational journey, giving you the inspiration and motivation to get where you want to be and to believe in yourself.

Giving listeners the entrepreneurial boost they need in order to follow their dreams and pursue their career to a happy and successful future.

To book Jordan Daykin as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Jordan is known to cover the following topics:

  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Business & Motivation
  • Inspirational Speaker
  • Entrepreneurial Boost
  • Dragons Den

“Jordan recently came to speak @ The South West Expo in Swindon as a Key Note Speaker there was lots of interest and his talk was well attended, he was both professional and engaging with a dynamic story of real entrepreneurial determination, proving that you can achieve what you want to achieve!! “He inspired people especially younger people to go for their dreams, he had a wonderful down to earth approach which offered real encouragement to all that listened, small or large businesses his story was a challenge to us all. He will be joining our shows next year to inspire more people to look for an entrepreneurial hero!!” – Alec Jones-Hall & Allison Dodd Great British Expo’s

“Jordan Daykin was top of our wish list of speakers for the event, as not only does he run a very successful business, but he has a fascinating story of how he invented Grip It Fixings at the age of 13.” – Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership

“Jordan’s key note address was well prepared and presented in strong confident manor, and his interactive question session was particularly well received. He left the audience inspired by his story and impressed by his level of knowledge for someone tender in years. The feedback from attendees was that they look forward to the next chapter of his business journey and to hear him share his progress at future events.” – Hosted Showcase for Local Business Talent – As South West England’s regional champion for Enterprise Nation and Small Business Saturday

“A huge thank you to both Jordan for his time. It was fantastic to see our year 9 & 10 Business students so engaged and inspired. They clearly took a lot from the talk and I have no doubt will be more motivated going forward. We are extremely lucky to have had this experience.” – Lydia Arme Head of Year – John of Gaunt School