Josh Valman founded RPD International in 2014 aged 19 and within six months it was valued at £1m and today works with 120 factories across 40 countries to help big corporates, including the likes of Unilever, Vodafone and Heineken outsource the design, manufacture and roll-out of new products.
London-born Josh began his engineering career at 10 years old, with a fascination in robotics. At 13, he sent off his designs and his £500 life savings to a factory in China to make the components. By 15 he was working as a freelance engineering and supply chain consultant taking conference calls with China after school.
Earlier this year Josh’s company secured investment in his company estimated to be worth as much as £5mwhich will help it continue growing at 450 per cent a year.
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