A degree project has been turned into reality as a young entrepreneur sinks his teeth into a new business venture.
Jordan Fowler, 22, has created Jordent Ltd, a dental laboratory which manufactures appliances such as crowns, bridges, dentures and veneers for both private and NHS dentists.
The company started life as a business plan which Mr Fowler put together for his Business Management degree at the University of Hull Scarborough Campus.
Mr Fowler chose the field so he could draw on the expertise of his father who is a master technician having worked in the industry for 35 years.
After completing his degree Mr Fowler decided to put his plan into action, and after approaching the banks for funding, set up Jordent.
He moved into office space at Wykeham business park, where he has created his own laboratory and employs his father Paul Fowler and technician Mike Blackstone.
Mr Fowler said; “It started out as a project for my degree. I put a lot of research into it, and realised that everything was in place there to actually start up a business.
“I have always wanted to run my own business. I was in catering for six years, and wanted to set up my own restaurant.
“However because of the state of the economy the restaurant industry isn’t really reliable for a new business, but there is always and always will be a need for dental work.”