A TRINITY High School pupil has been praised by Redditch MP Rachel Maclean after setting up his own business and then selling it for a tidy profit.
Young entrepreneur Max Cole established the company, which specialises in dog collars and leads, with the help of his mum.
Aside from the daunting prospect of running a business during a pandemic, Max was also studying for his A-levels at the time.
He has now turned his attention to a new venture following its sale earlier this year.
Max said he had benefited hugely from taking part in the Redditch Mentors Scheme, which allows young people to heed advice from those who are far more experienced.
In 2017, Mrs Maclean approached the chief executive officer of Faun Zoeller, Simon Hyde, to ask his help launching the scheme.
Since then, Simon has worked with budding entrepreneurs from local schools and businesses.
“We are committed to improving the lives of young people in Redditch and extending the opportunity to all, no matter their background,” said Mrs Maclean.
“The scheme has gone from strength-to-strength over the last three years and dozens of people have benefited from it.
“I’m encouraging more businesses and schools to sign up to ensure more young people are able to reach their full potential.”
Those interested in joining the scheme should email firstname.lastname@example.org with their request.
Simon added: “We are very keen to work with local businesses to help young people develop as people and create their own positive futures.”