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Hey, I’m Akshay. Thank you for taking your time to visit my website and a very warm welcome to you.

Who am I?

So far, I have attempted to break conventional barriers and disrupt the UK property market with my start-up, Doorsteps.co.uk – selling over £1bn of homes in a few years, and now hoping to help thousands of unemployed young people into work each year, alongside hands on support for other exciting startups.

Embarking on a journey only one could dream of at the tender age of 17, I have absorbed, practised and executed entrepreneurial excellence. My simple objective is to grow, learn, get more uncomfortable and now help others to achieve their ambition and execute their entrepreneurial excellence.

Hopefully, you find how I can help you on my website!

Get access to great young people

We are a start-up consultancy and recruitment consultancy with a multifaceted approach to improving and modernising business operations. We pride ourselves in the youthfulness of our team: our ethos is “By young people for young people”.

Our key objective is to innovatively add value to your business. One way in which we aim to achieve this is by bringing together and creating an AKR Business Community, which has firms across multiple sectors, yet facilitating their needs individually but in a manner whereby businesses can prosper together.

Our specialisms lie in Welfare to Work schemes and SME consulting, currently helping businesses navigate the pandemic by leveraging the government’s Kickstart Scheme to provide them with fully paid-for employment for 6 months, alongside providing access to apprenticeships & traineeships.



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Young Entrepreneurs Summit 2021: Akshay Ruparelia Speaking Alongside Billionaires
Posted on January 16, 2021, by Akash Valand
Akshay Ruparelia is to speak alongside some of the most widely successful billionaires and entrepreneurs of this generation at the Young Entrepreneur Summit 2021 on 6th February 2021. From the age of seventeen, Ruparelia has been building his brand and has successfully become the third largest online estate agency, Doorsteps.co.uk. He continues to build upon and share his knowledge with...


Start-Up Consultancy
Having started the business whilst juggling being a young carer and sitting 5 A-levels – then taking the risk of avoiding university to pursue his passion – he’s keen to share his learnings.
Business Coaching & Development
In a bid to pass on the lessons, mistakes and growth opportunities Akshay has experienced – he offers coaching opportunities and workshops.
Youth Mentoring
Akshay grew up in a pupil premium household, claiming free school meals. He understands the many young people who are placed in these situations by no fault of their own and strives to allow them equal career and self-development opportunities.
Event Speaking
In order to help others progress, especially for younger prospective talent, Akshay wants to reach out to share his knowledge via talks, webinars, and similar events.

Working With


I submitted my Kickstarter programme request for Bimble through AKR Growth Ventures, who we selected as the approved gateway company to work with. My contact person at AKR Growth Ventures is Mohammed Awais. From the start, Mohammed made the process very easy for me. He explained the system the government has put in place and answered all my questions. It has been very easy to manage and I have felt supported. We are now through the first stages and hoping to see some CVs very soon!
Julia Mallaby
Julia Mallaby - Co-founder of Bimble
From the first time of watching Akshay being interviewed on BBC, through to personally interviewing him recently about his entrepreneurial journey I have witnessed an individual who is driven, determined and resilient. Akshay isn’t afraid to roll his sleeves up, he openly shares his experiences and I cannot wait to see what milestones he achieves in the next few years, as I’m pretty the average person would take a lifetime to do the same.
Sharon Rai
Entrepreneur Development Manager - Natwest
Akshay's remarkable story is one of tenacity, grit and determination. Akshay is not one to be deterred by hindrances and hardships. He has viewed each obstacle as an opportunity which led to the setting up of Doorsteps.co.uk. Much has been said about Akshay’s success to date, but not enough about the tremendous hard work he puts in each day. My interactions have revealed a very mature, intelligent, enthusiastic and energetic young man who works tirelessly with lots of passion. Akshay won the Tenacious Property and Construction Award Under 20 at the 21st Century Icon Awards in 2017. This was against... Read More
Tarun Ghulati
President & CEO - 21st Century Icon Awards
I came across Akshay through his appearance on This Morning in which he discussed his motivation for starting Doorsteps and the personal adversity he had overcome. I remember showing the video to my family and friends as I found it to be truly inspirational. Running a youth entrepreneurship conference, I knew Akshay would be the perfect speaker as not only is his story inspirational but he is also young enough for a teenage audience to relate to him easily. I was delighted when he agreed to fly over to Belfast to speak at the event, and can easily say he... Read More
Adam Flanagan
Future Summits/Prospect 100