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Teenage Cumbrian Businessman Gets Help From Olympic Coach

A budding young businessman is aiming for success having secured a mentoring contract with an Olympic coach.

Alex Forth photo

Alex Forth

Eighteen-year-old Alex Forth runs three small businesses alongside working in the local chip shop in his home town of Brampton.

A self-confessed grafter, Alex first got bitten by the business bug when he helped set up a company as part of a Young Enterprise team at the William Howard School in Brampton.

The company, Aethia Apparel, designs and prints ‘leavers’ hoodies, t-shirts and vests. They went on to secure a contract with Carlisle Snow Sports Club, and Alex and three other students have continued with the venture.

His main inspiration in life has been his father who runs multiple successful companies in the area.

Alex said: “My dad’s always been self-employed and I guess I’ve just grown up under his business influence.

To read the full article by In Cumbria follow the link here.