18 year-old Brandon Relph is one of the UKs leading entrepreneurs and the worlds leading youth specialist, working with Fortune 100 companies and government bodies to expand their knowledge of Generation Z. He was formally the youngest CEO in the UK, for a year and a half.
Back in 2014, when Brandon was just 13 he turned his love for the video game ‘Minecraft’ into a job, eventually expanding to a team of over 35. This team operated in 13 different countries, spanning every continent in the world. He oversaw global expansion and acquisitions and development of multiple brands while CEO, all while still in school!
Since the end of 2017, Brandon exited the gaming space and focused on building a new brand and starting university at the age of 17. In early 2019 he launched his new endeavour ‘Internet Ready’ which provides a focus for his team to bring together their youth centred services - a world first. Brandon is currently CEO and Founder.
In addition to this Brandon is an advisory board member of ThinkNation - an established youth focused events company. He is also an executive producer for some of their content and works very closely with their team on a regular basis.
Brandon is also a partner in a new production company called Studio BE, which focuses on producing wide market formats and content for the valuable 34 and under category. Their ethos is ‘Doing Production Differently’ and they empower young and rising talent, alongside industry veterans. Get in touch to learn more. His popular podcast, ‘The Z-X Spectrum’, is now produced by them, which centres around the intergenerational view in technology, media and the digital space.
Aswell as this Brandon is an investor in young people both financially and with his time. He hopes to expand his portfolio over the next few years. He also works closely with the charity Young Enterprise to assist children of all ages with gaining the knowledge they need to go into business, he judges both their national fiver and tenner competitions as well as hosting many Young Enterprise events.
Described as “awesome” by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was a highlight for Brandon in his career. He has been lucky enough to pick up numerous awards being described as the ‘marketer who has done what most marketers would hope to do in their lifetime’