A successful year for Hive entrepreneur Chris Moss

2014 was a busy year for Chris Moss, founder of The University Paper. An agreement with Simian Publishing saw distribution of the paper increase to 16 cities across the UK.

2014 was a busy year for Chris Moss, founder of The University Paper .

September 2014 saw a landmark for the paper when an agreement with Simian Publishing saw distribution increase to 16 cities across the UK. A significant achievement for Chris, considering he only founded his company in 2012.

This growth makes The University Paper one of the biggest student led papers in the country, with distribution set to reach 1.2 million. The agreement is to continue into 2015, with a further 14 cities lined up for distribution by the end of January.

I always had plans to grow The University Paper as a business, but I never dreamed of anything as big as this.

Chris Moss, The University Paper founder

Chris joined The Hive in 2011. Through the Enterprise Inc programme he received support in the form of a cash bursary, business advice and office space. In fact, he still has an office base in The Hive, as well as another office in London. The new premises has the space required to accommodate the increased number of staff The University Paper has hired over the past year.

Chris's hard work and success was recognised when he was crowned winner of the prestigious GSEA (Global Student Entrepreneur Award) UK region. The competition brings together the best young entrepreneurs from across the globe, all representing their individual company. With over 1,700 competitors in total the competition truly is of a massive scale, however Chris has already shown what it take to get to the top with his UK region win.

All this was achieved while completing his final year at NTU, studying BA (Hons) Business Management and Marketing, making his level of success even more impressive.

A successful year for Hive entrepreneur Chris Moss

Published on 15 January 2015
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