A SOCIAL media marketing millionaire has picked a Dorset company as one of only 10 to distribute copies of his book to inspire local students.

Poole-based AnyTech Solutions will donate 500 copies of Happy Sexy Millionaire, by Steven Bartlett, to schools and colleges.

AnyTech’s managing director, Chris Palmer, will visit the author at his London home for a one-to-one business growth session as part of the initiative.

Steven Bartlett is a founder and former chief executive of the social media marketing agency Social Chain.

He started the business from his bedroom at age 22 and took it public in 2019, with a market valuation of more than £170million. He has appeared as a speaker more than 400 times, including at the United Nations, South by Southwest (SXSW) and TEDx events.

He is keen for aspiring young entrepreneurs to read the lessons he has shared in Happy Sexy Millionaire: Unexpected Truths About Fulfilment, Love and Success. The 27-year-old hopes it will “teach readers how to achieve personal success without losing sight of all the other things that make life fundamentally worthwhile”.

Anytech Solutions will be donating 500 copies of the book to Dorset students from all backgrounds.

Chris Palmer said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our company to learn and make a high level business connection while also benefitting the local community. Over the years we have tried to help the next generation in any way we can and this really crystalises our aim to support and give inspiration to the local youth, especially in these challenging times.

“We hope that this message will resonate with schools and colleges in Dorset and we want to hear from any educators who feel that their students would benefit from receiving Steven Bartlett’s book.”