Enterprising Hose teenager launches own business

An enterprising teenager has set up his own business despite still being at school.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 8:13 am
Thomas Bosley.

Fifteen-year old Thomas Bosley, from Hose, juggled his time between his lessons and the ‘boardroom’ as he launched his own marketing enterprise.

Now the youngster, a pupil at Priory Belvoir Academy who put together his business plan during the first national lockdown, already has a small team of people in place to help him deliver a growing number of copies of his business directory, Bingham Local.

He said: “I’m now at the point where I am ready to expand.

“I didn’t start this business to gain profit because everything I make is re-invested into the printing, the photo editing software and emails.”

Thomas added: “I’ve been able to hire my own small distribution team to aid me in my goal of getting 5,000 booklets delivered across the town and I am ready to support many more businesses in not just Bingham but Nottinghamshire as a whole during Covid-19.

“I am really excited to see where the paths lead.”

Support from his school was vital with his teacher, Mrs Exwood, an important source of inspiration that helped him launch the business while also studying for his Enterprise B-Tec.

But it was lockdown that focused his ambition.

He said: “I didn’t just want to sit on a console all day.

“I wanted to play a crucial part during the pandemic as businesses faced uncertainty in between lockdown periods.

“I wrote out business plans to start up a modern, eye-catching directory at the lowest possible prices, to cover printing and distribution costs, to help small and thriving businesses in Nottinghamshire and the Vale and that would be distributed to all 5,000 households in Bingham and the surrounding area.”