Self-starter Becky Campbell, founder of digital marketing agency Reflect Digital, and finalist at this year’s Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA), is on her way to joining the ever growing ‘Skillionaire’s Club’: UK entrepreneurs who have forged a successful business through skills and hard work rather than relying on their academic record.
Having left education at 18, Becky quickly found a passion for digital marketing, and at the age of just 24, started her creative agency, with nothing but a £3k investment and a burning desire to succeed. Four years later, having recently scooped the runner-up prize in the Kent Business Woman of the Year awards, Becky has just been shortlisted for the KEiBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and her 20-strong business is expecting its biggest growth year yet.
“Achieving what I have without attending university proves that anything is possible when you put your mind to it,” says Becky. “Higher education is fantastically useful to some, but isn’t suited to everyone. Ultimately, I would love to help others realise that their potential to succeed in businesses does not rely solely on their academic achievements.”
Having signed a number of high profile clients already this year, Reflect Digital is now aiming to break its million pound turnover target in 2015, through the development of additional products – such as their web design and content management systems – exploring new markets, and continuing to show innovation and fresh thinking in an ever-changing industry.
“I would like Reflect Digital to become one of the leading digital agencies in the UK,” says Becky. “Through our use of apprenticeships and internships with young people just starting out in their careers, we’ve been able to get some of the freshest talent out there, putting us right at the leading edge of the industry. We are very proud of how far we’ve come.”
The awards will take place on 25th June at the Kent Event Centre in Detling.