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Trulittle Entrepreneur Hero (7-11)
JUKE of LONDON - Kaelan & Jude (Aged: 11 & 9 years)
Kaelan and Jude are the owners of a sunglasses and apparel company called JUKE of LONDON. The boys have been trading for 10 months and their success has been phenomenal. They have a major social media following and have made sales all over the UK plus international sales in America, Africa, and Europe. Their sunglasses are loved by influencers and celebrities like Marcus Rashford, Ashley Walters, and John Boyega.
The boys use their influence to give back by raising money and awareness for the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation and ACLT.
Please check their Instagram to see their wonderful business and the impact they make within the community.
Mia Waldu (Aged 8 years)
Mia has worked hard to research and write her first book “All about wild mammals”.
Mia joined the 14-week ultra-education program to become a young entrepreneur. Since self-publishing her book, Mia has sold out of her books twice (once at the ultra education business fair). She also runs a poster business, which focuses on positive affirmations for young people.
With many obstacles (moving homes 4 times in 4years; changing schools; being homeschooled) and two businesses, Mia has prevailed and maintained her academic achievement at school and was awarded the headteacher award at her most recent school, after reading over 60 chapter books in two months.
Mia started reading at age 2 and her love for literature has only grown since. Mia aspires to encourage more young readers by writing books that are educational, funny, and engaging.
Oskar (Aged 15 years) and Pip (Phillip) (Aged 12 years) Haywood
Babacorn-Bricks is a monthly award winning LEGO lovers subscription box.
Created by their mum, Becki and her three boys, Rayph, Oskar and Pip (Oskar is 15 and Pip 12 - Rayph 20!)
Back in 2012 they sadly lost their wonderful dad, Paul to bowel cancer when the boys were just 1, 4 and 9. Paul was LEGO mad!, a trait which he has passed down to all three of boys and a few after, they created Babacorn-Bricks in his memory.
Since 2019 we have won several awards including 'Product Of The Year' at the Business Success Awards 2022 (photos below), ‘Best Hidden Gem’ 2020 and 7th ‘Best Kids Box’ 2021 in the Hello Subscription Awards.
We make the whole experience very special - we get to know our subscribers, they are part of our story and we all support each other and have fun as well as running a business which they can trust in and rely on.
We feel it’s important to give back to others who have been through similar experiences to us and nominate charities to donate a proportion of our boxes to at Christmas time. Our chosen charity this year is the James Bulger Memorial Trust which provides holidays and help to bereaved families.
This way every time someone subscribes, they are also giving back to someone who really does need a lovely treat.
Babacorn-Bricks was created from a time of great pain for our family, but we have turned our sadness into wonderful new memories and joy for both ourselves and our subscribers.
Not long after Paul died, Pip entered a bookmark competition with the Severn hospice which was to design a bookmark to remember a loved one you had lost. Pips bookmark was a beautiful tree whose branches each represented a member of the family and everyone who Paul had loved. Pip was over the moon to win and his bookmarks can still be found in the Severn Hospice shops around Shropshire and as you can imagine he was very proud.
Pip then decided to raise some money for the hospice by selling his bookmarks to family and friends. He made £700 in total! (See Photo)
Oskar and Pip were then asked to front the hospice red robin campaign Christmas 2020 to help the hospice sell their robin garden ornaments to raise funds, for this they appeared on the front page of our local newspaper. (See Photo)
Both boys are a real inspiration and have been through so much in their little lives, yet they carry on by helping their mum in any way they can, and have grown to be the kindest, most gentle and selfless young men you could wish to meet - just like their dad was.
Their mum was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome shortly after Paul died and have had 10 operations in the last 10 including a jaw replacement, knee and hip surgery.
Not only must it be scary for them to see another parent ill, but they all look after their mum so well and face everything they have to go through as a family with great courage. Oskar and his elder brother Rayph both suffer with depression and all face the little spoken about - long term consequences of bereavement. It doesn’t get easier but as a family they have learned to live with it and these boys are the most amazing tribute to Paul’s legacy that could ever hope for. Through them he will live on, in their faces, their personalities and their LEGO addictions!!
Shane Peltier (Aged 9 years)
Shane started his business at the age of 7 during the first lockdown. His mission is to inspire other young children to Dream Big and go for what they want in life. He does this by putting his inspirational quotes on clothing and merchandise. He does a video every Monday called motivational Monday via Instagram for his followers.
Shane has already inspired many other children and adults. He often donates to charities, and has hidden inspirational messages in envelopes with his own pocket money and distributes it in baby products at supermarkets for those struggling in these hard times. Shane is a true leader and inspiration to us all.
His website address is: spcreations.co.uk and his Instagram page is @shane_p22.
Alyssia Williams (Aged 11 years)
Alyssia is an HomeEducated young entrepreneur, that has come out of her comfort zone, and decided to make an all-natural deodorant - that's made with Pre- teens and Young teenagers in mind. It's also gentle for all those with sensitive skin, starting with herself.
Alyssia completed a free- business course over a week- and this boosted her confidence more, as she got her first orders here, this gave her the self- belief and has been on a high since then as she's had 2 more orders. Alyssia received a certificate upon completion of her course
Alyssia is a bright young girl and has come out of her comfort zone over the past couple of months. She has started her own business of making and selling natural deodorant which are amazing. She has put a lot of effort into this as well as using a lot of her free time doing research before finding the ingredients that work and are smooth to the skin. Her deodorant is available to order and is also available for all skin types.
Alyssia Williams has worked so incredibly hard to launch her business. She is a joy to be around and has shown amazing initiative, resilience and ambition. Alyssia has forged on independently to create a really lovely product that I have no doubt will do really well at the various events where she will sell it - whether it be online or her stall, in the community.
Trulittle Entrepreneur Hero (12-17)
Talhah Syed (Aged 13 years)
Talhah started his journey as a photographer with his mother’s phone, and moved onto using a semi-professional camera. The local council saw his talent and received a scholarship in Photography.
He then went on to be hired by many clients for product and fashion as well as shadowing videographers who filmed famous films like Marvel. His work was also displayed at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography. Currently, he has been shortlisted for British Wildlife Photography Awards. One of his images will be featured in St Raphael Hospice 2023 Calendar.
Being only 13, it’s incredible what he has achieved so far. I can see him doing amazing things and becoming a unique professional photographer.
Ismail Majid (Aged 13 years)
Since a very young age, Ismail has had a passion for super cars. From the age of 5, Ismail would clean his dad's car with much joy and passion. He continued to learn about cars and developed a passion for car detailing . At the age of 12 Ismail set up his own business- IMF Details. He has an Instagram page which can be found at @imfdetails. He has over 1k followers.
He's detailed some really expensive cars and has an excellent business model going, which going into the future I can see amazing things happening. At the moment , he's juggling between his school work and fitting in work. He has a business partner who is older and an experienced Detailer.
He has taken Ismail under his wing and guided him through the work, how to develop customers, product guidance and so much more. I'm super proud of what he has achieved at his age. He's always looking for ways to set up side businesses and sees himself being his own boss -- one day!
Anaya Crosdale (Aged 14 years)
Anaya is a young lady who always strives to do her absolute best in everything she does. She has many talents, but in particular she is an artist and a grade A student in maths and English. As such, firstly during the height of the pandemic, Anaya took to concentrating on her art work as a coping mechanism, which then turned into a message of encouragement for young and old.
She began to develop her pieces and incorporate positive messages on her work as well as inspirational quotes and scriptures from her faith. Anaya began to advertise and post her work and quickly started receiving enquiries about buying her art work and even receiving messages for commissioned work. Thus, Art by Anaya was launched.
More recently, over the summer and after Anaya realising that her younger siblings needed extra support in English and Maths, she decided that she would be the one to support them and dedicated everyday to tutor them. Much to the family's happiness, her siblings have improved. This then prompted Anaya to start Anaya's Tutoring services for primary school children. She now offers this service to children of friends and family.
Anaya also found art as her safe space after enduring spinal surgery during the same time, Art gave her a challenge to be able to sit upright for a sustained period of time in her recovery process.