Roehampton graduate Humphrey Aghoghovbia Jr won the UR LaunchPad competition in 2018 for his business Unique Skills Coaching (USC), which he launched directly after leaving university in 2015.
The Launchpad competition gives Roehampton students, past and present, the opportunity to showcase their business ideas in hope of winning the £3,000 first place prize or the £1,000 runners-up reward.
Humphrey has since developed his start-up, USC, into a successful, established business.
Growing up, he always had his sights set on becoming a professional football player, so life as a successful businessman came as some what of a surprise for Humphrey. Previously, he had always seen himself as an employee of someone else rather than being his own boss.
Having previously enrolled at the University of Greenwich to study Business and Entrepreneurship, it was not until his time at Roehampton studying Sports Coaching that Humphrey was able to utilise the interaction and engagement on the course to ignite his passion for football coaching.
Since graduating from Roehampton, Humphrey has given back to the university, by appearing in guest lectures; by striving to employ Roehampton alumni and by being an ambassador for the university. Humphrey is also a great advocate for entering the UR Launchpad competition, which he saw as a great aid to his businesses growth and sustainability.
Continued success has enabled Humphrey to explore avenues in property investment and begin planning for the launch of his latest venture, LionHeart ID – a scouting network, in 2020.
Today, 27 year old Humphrey is still managing Unique Skills Coaching which in 2020, its 5th year of operation, will go through the process of merging with LionHeart Football Group. The aim is for LHFG to become the first business of its kind to deliver a range of innovative football services to young people and athletes across the UK including coaching, mentoring, scouting and player analysis.
Find out more about Humphreys story in the video below.
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