MIV Catch Up - Hawk Travel

Hawk Travel founder Jonathan Wood joined us on Twitter for #MIVReveals on Wednesday 24th May 2017.

Jonathan is a 17 year old Kent based young travel entrepreneur and started out in business at the age of only 14 and is now managing Hawk Travel full-time.


@Hawktraveluk Thanks for joining us today! For those that don’t know could you just explain to us what it is you do? #MIVReveals

Hawk Travel is a specialist in business travel and bespoke, luxury leisure travel.  #MIVReveals

@Hawktraveluk Can you tell us what inspired you to set up your #travel #business? #MIVReveals

I’ve been doing it for family etc since about 11 because I’ve always loved travel. I began to consider it as a business at 14 and I’m now doing it full time. #MIVReveals

@Hawktraveluk So what makes Hawk Travel unique and differentiates you from your #competitors? #MIVReveals

The attention to detail that it shows when making bookings and the hassle-free travel management. #MIVReveals

@Hawktraveluk Have you received any #financial and #mentoring support? #MIVReveals

I have a great @kentfoundation mentor and also get support from @youngstartuptal. #MIVReveals

@Hawktraveluk What were the biggest challenges when setting up your company? #MIVReveals

My age certainly plays a part, I am currently trying to raise capital to elevate the business, which is made harder by being under 18! #MIVReveals

@Hawktraveluk What would you say is your proudest business moment so far? #MIVReveals

Reaching the final of @youngstartuptal in 2016 was a great experience. I was naturally disappointed not to have won but the connections I have made are still incredibly important to the business now. #MIVReveals

@Hawktraveluk How many hours a day do you work on average? #MIVReveals

Very good question! It varies an awful lot - I work a very minimum of 8 hours a day but I also work when I get home in the evenings and sometimes through the night so anything between 8-16 hrs really!  #MIVReveals

@Hawktraveluk What does success look like to you? #MIVReveals

Achieving your goals and exceeding expectations. I also think that tasting defeat is also a big part of becoming successful.  #MIVReveals

@Hawktraveluk Is there anyone in business you particularly admire? #MIVReveals

@RobFNunn started out in business at a similar age to me and has demonstrated his success - he has also given me some excellent guidance in my business.  #MIVReveals

@Hawktraveluk What are your plans for the future – any exciting plans we should keep an eye out for? #MIVReveals

I am working on a business plan that is very nearly complete, I will then be seeking to get some investment to propel the business to where I know it can be! #MIVReveals


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