OurStory

Who we are
and how we got here

Hi, we’re Jack and Edgar, and we go way back.

As kids we were inseparable, living just doors apart on the same street. From early on we both had an entrepreneurial drive, creating our first enterprise washing and waxing cars at the tender age of just 11. Since then we’ve both gone on to run a series of successful businesses, respectively.

Edgar co-founded Canton Tea Co, now recognised as one of the UK’s leading premium tea suppliers and Jack, award-winning property companies The Letting Game and Boardwalk Property Co.

We joined heads again back in 2012, recognising that we both faced similar problems starting businesses with little or no employees. Both of us had found our limited time and energy was often taken up with tasks that took us away from what founders should always be focusing on – winning business and delivering a first-class service at all times.

In turn, Virtually There was born, to solve those problems for thousands of other business owners across the UK.

Virtually There’s Young Entrepreneur Scheme

Whilst being (virtually) there for businesses of all sizes across the country has brought us much joy and satisfaction, we still felt we wanted to do more.

It dawned on us that the most rewarding thing about running a business was the stories of growth we had watched unfold within them. Being a part of that journey for someone is invaluable, so we want to open up those doorways for more, and be there for the next generation. This was the start of our Young entrepreneurs’ Scheme.

Many young people are struggling to find work in these challenging times and need to rely on their creativity and initiative to unearth opportunities. Our Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is a nationwide project to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs with up to £5,000 worth of business services and support.

It’s our hope that through this scheme we will be able to nurture blossoming businesses and young entrepreneurs from across the UK.

Yours,
Jack and Edgar,
Virtually There

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