Gavin set up Purple WiFi in 2012 with the aim of providing a scalable, cloud-based guest WiFi software, offering customers access to WiFi through social login. It was his second business. He sold his first, Applied Language Solutions in 2011. In 2010 ALS was awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise. The following year Gavin was the joint winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at EN Magazine's northwest awards.