Young Berkhamsted business woman is in nation’s top 100

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A DYSLEXIC 21-year-old has been recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 young entrepreneurs after setting up her own company.

University of Kent student Amy Brooks set up the firm Spark-Ed with Greg Mackelden, launching a series of mobile phone-based learning applications for fellow students.

Amy, whose mother lives at Park Street, Berkhamsted, said: “As someone with dyslexia, I’ve recognised that education should not be restrictive. There are various challenges in learning with traditional text books and the future is very much in mobile applications.”

She made the top 100 as part of a competition in the Intuit100up project by accounting software company Intuit.

The business administration student then met other high-ranking young entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Liverpool last month, where Richard Branson was the keynote speaker.

Before heading off to university Amy went to Hemel Hempstead School and Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted.