Daniel Coyne

"I always wanted to be an entrepreneur and university taught me the skills of how to get there"
About my career

Just before my final exams I set up my first business with my friend which was a tattoo and piercing studio. During my time at Manchester Metropolitan I worked part time in order to save up my initial capital and did so on my own with no outside funding. 

I have since opened 3 more shops focusing on my love of food and drink. The Milk Barn was my second venture, which opened in 2014 selling healthy food and drink along with a milkshake bar. My next, Lean & Green, opened its doors in 2017 serving fresh salads and wraps made to order. My latest venture due to open in February 2019 is The Cup & Kitchen Cafe, a restaurant and cafe concept. 

I have since won the Rochdale Business Person of the Year 2018 presented at Rochdale Town Hall which was an amazing honour. 

My top tip for students is…

My degree enabled me to travel to Hong Kong SAR and learn at Hong Kong Baptist University for my year abroad, which was an amazing experience and is something I am very proud to have been apart of. You make lifelong friends and have truly unique experiences. I would recommend anyone to exchange to another university during studying.

What skills gained at University have you used most in your career?

My International Business Degree has helped hone my skills in business in ways you don’t realise whilst studying. It’s only till you leave university and enter the business world you realise the concepts and case studies you have researched are very relevant in the market today. 

Why I love Manchester Met

I always wanted to be an entrepreneur and university taught me the skills of how to get there which have been vital in my career to date.