Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Schoolboy with Plenty of Drive Cleans Up in Business ; Enterprising 14-Year-Old Has Launched His Own Business Cleaning People's Cars

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Schoolboy with Plenty of Drive Cleans Up in Business ; Enterprising 14-Year-Old Has Launched His Own Business Cleaning People's Cars

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AYOUNG entrepreneur is cleaning up after launching his own car washing business.

Car Washing By Chris was set up by 14-year-old Chris Corcoran from Bramhall, Stockport, in July last year, when he found himself at a loose end during the summer holidays.

"I was off school and I was a bit bored," he said. "The weather was nice and my dad said, 'well you can help me do the cars.' "It wasn't that hard so I decided to do it for other people and see if I could make some money from it."

Chris started off doing it in Abersoch, Wales, where his family go on holiday every year.

"I found it was really successful - I was rushed off my feet," he said.

Chris decided to bring the idea back to Manchester and has been building up the business ever since.

"Things were a bit slow in September, but it's picked up since then," he said.

"I went to a business networking event in Wilmslow which was really good. …

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