Posted: Tue 2nd Feb 2016

Entrepreneurial schoolboy to set up business /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016

An entrepreneurial Carmarthen teenager is preparing to set up in business – after discussing his ideas with billionaire Sir Terry Matthews. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As a first step Nick Cvetkovic has been given associate membership of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Beacon Centre for Enterprise in Dafen, Llanelli, which will give him access to The Beacon’s facilities including accommodation for a hot desk and meetings as well as business advice and support with business planning. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Year 12 pupil at QE High School approached Sir Terry Matthews, who is Chair of the Swansea Bay City Region Board, to explain his plans and seek advice on setting up his own business. Nick has since started doing his research and development with a view to starting his business in the summer, at which point he hopes to be permanently located in The Beacon Centre for Enterprise. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Seventeen-year-old Nick, who is studying business, product design and media at A-level, is drawing up plans for a business providing marketing, branding, web development and graphic design services for businesses. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He said: “We will create brand identity for companies, logos for their websites and any other sort of graphic design for their promotions. I’ve done planning and research into what design businesses do and how they are run. I’m looking to employ 2-4 graduates to start off. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’m doing this on top of A-levels and there is a lot to do in school aswell. “ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board for regeneration and leisure Cllr Meryl Gravell said: “We are delighted to work with this young man who has some really interesting ideas. Nick is just the type of young person we as a county council want to support. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“He met with Sir Terry some time ago and I think Sir Terry thought he was a really bright young man who was worth supporting. It is good to know Nick is now being supported by the county council. At some point he will start employing people which is fantastic for a young man of his age.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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