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Teesside graduate from China sets up business in Middlesbrough

01 August 2018 @TeesUniNews

 

Zhenghao Wang (also known as James) is currently on a Tier 1 GE Visa endorsed by Teesside University. James came to Teesside from China to study BA (Hons) Applied Accounting & Business Finance and continued his studies, completing an MSc International Management.

Following his graduation in 2017, James obtained the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa, endorsed by Teesside University, and opened a Japanese restaurant, Umi Japanese Bar and Restaurant, in Middlesbrough with fellow graduate and business partner Avery Law. The ethos of their restaurant is to provide excellent Japanese food at a low price, with a menu which includes sushi, bento boxes and Japanese burritos.

“I have been able to put the knowledge and skills I have learned on my course at Teesside University into practice while opening and running my own business. I feel that Teesside has supported me in achieving my goal by recognising my talent and endorsing my Graduate Entrepreneur Visa.”

“I have been able to put the knowledge and skills I have learned on my course at Teesside University into practice while opening and running my own business. I feel that Teesside has supported me in achieving my goal by recognising my talent and endorsing my Graduate Entrepreneur Visa.”

Zhenghao (James) Wang

The Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) route is for graduates who have an outstanding business idea that they wish to put into practice in the UK. Higher Education Institutions have a central role in identifying graduates who have developed genuine and credible business ideas or entrepreneurial skills, and in endorsing and supporting these graduates to develop their business idea.

After successfully presenting his business plan to the designated panel at Teesside University, James managed to secure an initial Tier 1 GE endorsement. This initial endorsement has recently been extended.


 
 
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