Four young entrepreneurs from Sidmouth in Devon are starting their own business – and raising money for NBCS at the same time.
The four boys, aged between 9 and 15, have been taken on as franchisees by ChariSnack, which supplies healthy snacks to workplaces and other organisations.
The eldest of the quartet, Edward Thomas, said: ‘We had the idea for the business, but above all else, we all agreed that some of the profit would have to be given back to the community, so we did some research and Charisnack met all our criteria.’
Craig Brittain, managing director of Charisnack, was delighted to meet the boys – 15-year-old Edward, his 14-year-old brothers William and Henry, and nine-year-old Alex Ford – to get their SidmouthSnacks business off the ground. He was impressed with their enthusiasm and insistence on being able to help NBCS with some of their profit.
Charisnack boxes are filled with healthy snacks such as dried fruit, nuts and low fat/low calorie snacks as an alternative to sweets, chocolate and crisps. Customers simply take the product they want and put the correct cash in the point of sale box which is restocked on a weekly basis without any commitment, contract or obligation from participating organisations.
Henry said: ‘Our idea has been really well received, and we are aiming to have 50 boxes out, so if anyone is interested in hosting one of them please call me on 07540 665299 or email email@example.com.’
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