Michael Kosmas

Michael is an entrepreneur, author, executive producer and motivational speaker. Kosmas holds the post of CEO of NXG Group, a company he founded while at university, following his passion for the arts and helping young people.

From working as a labourer to selling bootleg designer clothes to his school peers- Michael Kosmas has built quite the skillset. After graduating from school, he struggled to step onto the career ladder- despite his sheer determinism. When he finally landed his ‘dream job’ in a retail bank, he soon realised that he was unable to utilise his diverse skillset and he quickly left.

Faced with the prospect of having to personally finance his way through a university education, Michael set up the Next Generation (NXG). Today, NXG Group engages over 1,000 young people annually through programmes that primarily use creative media, and entrepreneurship, has over 30 staff and has helped over 5,000 clients.

Having had the time to reflect on his own experience, Michael has spent the last fifteen years developing his new book, ‘From Income to Idea’ .  It is the go to guide for ‘youngtrepreneurs’. Michael equips the reader with the ‘must-have’ toolset to help ensure they can also build a successful business venture.

From realising the value of an idea, developing market research skills and seeing an idea through to fruition, Michael has curated an all encompassing guide for entrepreneurs who are just setting out on their business ventures.

Michael's belief is that any aspiring entrepreneur can turn his or her idea or dream into a successful and profitable business. Hes supports that it doesn'€™t matter where you start, all that matters is how far you are willing to go, exploiting and taking advantage of all your attributes, skills, and talents. And as the new technology "magic trio" (Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates) have proven, the cocktail that takes you to the top has well-kept secret ingredients, so you must be persistent enough to find them.
At the London Peace Awards in 2010, he was presented with the Diversity Award by then Mayor of London Boris Johnson for his work with young people in the city of London through NXG.

Entrepreneurship, Youngtrepreneurs, Apprenticeships, Youth Development, Start-ups, Training and Development, Creative Arts, Youth Employment 

- Presenting - Experience of presenting on camera
- Guest articles for many publications across business and consumer sectors
- Speaker Presentations at both consumer and trade conferences/exhibitions
- Interviewed for TV, online and print

- From Idea2Income - How to make your business idea a reality
​- Hidden Talent - How to attract young people into your organisation
- Training & Development - The value of apprenticeships in modern day business
- My journey to success - How I went from selling bootleg clothes at school to setting up NXG
- Follow your dream - Why the path to career success isn't always straight forward



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 ‘’MICHAEL'S vision is to provide employment and skills opportunities to the individuals from diverse backgrounds and offer a platform for creative talent to flourish."

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