The Secretary of State for Education has written to the head of an online estate agency to ask him to share the secrets of his “climb to the top.”
Akshay Ruparella, the 20 year old founder of Doorsteps, has been contacted by Education Secretary Damian Hinds.
In the letter Hinds invites the agency chief to a roundtable of “leading entrepreneurs from all sectors of business”, saying: “I would be keen to hear about your experiences of becoming a successful business innovator and leader, what you think you’ve learnt in your climb to the top and what could have helped you further.”
Hinds continues: “I hope that hearing your and others’ accounts can help us as we strive to make sure education is helping support young people as much as possible in developing their character and resilience.”
Doorsteps has now used the letter on Instagram along with the message “Wow! An invite to a roundtable meeting with the Department of Education for a chat about young entrepreneurs and successful leadership.”
Doorsteps, which last year made a crowdfunding investment pitch saying “the High Street is dying” claims to be the country’s 10th largest estate agency in the UK, without having spent any funding on marketing.
It charges sellers from £99 and currently lists around 2,200 properties.