Stratford-upon-Avon College alumnus Jack Knowles took home the Entrepreneur of the Year and Male Role Model awards at the 6th prestigious International Achiever Awards.

Local Entrepreneur Scoops Two International Achiever Awards

Stratford-upon-Avon College alumnus Jack Knowles took home the Entrepreneur of the Year and Male Role Model awards at the 6th prestigious International Achiever Awards.

Jack, 29, stated “hand on heart, I didn’t expect to win one, let alone two awards. I’ve been up for lots of awards in the past but never actually won, so this makes a nice change, and if I wanted to win any awards, these would be the two!”

The International Achievers Awards was launched in 2013 to celebrate leading contributors to the business and entertainment communities.

Jack, who studied Business at the College, added “I took my best mate Baccy who’s supported me lots and my family were being kept updated as my two awards are dedicated to them”.

Jack set up the tech company behind dating app Temptr, which is currently used in over 62 countries.

At the end of the year, the company is due to launch Yapa, a mental health app backed by ex-England and Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland and highlighted on the BBC.

Speaking on Yapa, Jack added “All of us at some point are going to suffer from a mental health condition. However minor or severe it may be, it’s going to happen. We will all struggle at some point. People shouldn’t be shy to talk about it and that’s why we’re launching an app to deal with this.”