Nathan John's entrepreneurial spirit, which he had from a young age, is the driving force behind his success. The Swansea-based entrepreneur, now 32, is dedicated to using his business acumen as a force of good.

Nathan had always wanted to work for himself, setting up a sandwich shop and music magazine in his teens. He went on to study economics at university where he worked as a DJ and established an events business. Around this time, he was diagnosed with dyslexia.

When the venue he was working in closed down, Nathan was left jobless and unsure what to do next. Recalling his own issues in school, he decided he wanted to help students who struggled in education. He says,

I wanted to use my passion for music to do something that inspired others. Music is such a powerful tool that can help people improve so many different areas of their lives.

Nathan began putting together an idea about a business that used music to inspire students and raised their aspirations. After approaching The Prince’s Trust and going on the Enterprise programme, Rewise Learning was born. The company provides innovative educational resources and training, and has landed Nathan several business awards. It has also led to Nathan meeting Richard Branson and HRH The Prince of Wales. He says,

The support from The Prince's Trust pushed me to try and live my dream. As well as financial backing and business guidance, getting involved with The Trust enabled me to meet the right people, which was crucial in getting me to where I am today.

Since establishing Rewise Learning – initially using music to help with revision – Nathan has developed different strands of the business to support community initiatives, help people who struggle with reading, and increase engagement with STEM subjects. Nathan is also proud to be a founding director of Surfablility UK CIC, a surf school for young people with disabilities. He continues to promote the work of The Prince’s Trust, including delivering programmes in England and Wales.

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