Founder of KakeCo | #DigitalCity
Kieran is head of KakeCo, a management consultancy helping organisations ranging with an annual turnover of between £2M and £1.1B to better understand the ‘digital age’ and 16-30yo markets. Also the founder of #DigitalCity; an award winning initiative helping young people access local careers, the chair of the Norfolk Young Chamber Board and an enterprise advisor. Recognised with a number of national awards including being named as one the UK’s Top 26 entrepreneurial change makers under 30 with MADE Festival and Coutts&Co. An Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society and the lead of the IoD’s young directors forum in Norfolk, Kieran is passionate about creating opportunities for a more vibrant economy.
An entrepreneur from an early age, Kieran started like many selling sweets in school before moving to an eBay shop, running student events and then setting up a radio network boasting stations across the country. After stepping back from the radio business in 2014, Kieran found himself as a consultant for a number of organisations looking to embrace change in the digital age. This formalised itself and became KakeCo; a business with office in Norwich and London and advising companies from across the globe.
Kieran started his first business with £7.50 from his paper round and moonlighted other jobs along his journey to ensure his business stayed lean; from waitering, becoming a hotel porter, building site labourer and stocking the fridges of a nightclub. These experiences have grounded his perspective whilst boosting his ambition.
A keen traveller often exploring the world from India to Asia to America and across Europe. Kieran loves adventure in business and in life, with his passion and enthusiasm for doing different, doing well and doing good shine through.
Key areas for speaking:
- Young Entrepreneurship
- The future and digital age
- Life motivation (embracing life’s opportunities)
- Lives in Rural Norfolk
- Set first business up in school at 12
- Current business called KakeCo
- 3 Key passions: The environment, health and education
- Up to College (BTEC) education; Business and Retail Course