An­drew, 8, tast­ing his sweet suc­cess

Young en­tre­pre­neur Clo­sures on roads around Wishaw

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Lynn Love Michael Tem­lett

Pat h e r ’ s youngest en­tre­pre­neur An­drew Laing de­cided £5 a week pocket money was not enough and set up his own busi­ness sell­ing sweets to neigh­bours.

How­ever, in­stead of buy­ing cho­co­late and foot­balls cards with his wages from his first money-mak­ing pro­ject the eightyear-old Thorn­lie Pri­mary pupil of­fered to use the money he made to pay for his grand­mother Mary Matthew’s memory tree.

Proud mum Lisa Cle­men­son said: “He’s a wee gem and I’m re­ally chuffed he started this up.

“He’s lov­ing it and it’s teach­ing him the value of money at a young age. “I’m su­per proud. “He’s saved up all of the money he has earned so far and he told me the other day he wanted it to go to­wards help­ing pay for his granny’s memory tree at the cre­ma­to­rium.

“He must have heard the fam­ily talk­ing about it. “He’s a wee soul . “Ob­vi­ously we’re not tak­ing any­thing from him but it’s just lovely he’s want­ing to do nice stuff like that with his money. “

The kind-hearted young­ster asked his mum if he could start earn­ing his own money a few months ago and af­ter some re­search the pair de­cided he would try sell­ing boxes of tablet, mac­a­roon, co­conut ice and fudge to friends and fam­ily.

And the idea proved to be a huge hit.

Three weeks ago An­drew got two boxes of sweets de­liv­ered and sold out in days.

He made a £12 profit and was des­per­ate to up his in­come and has now moved onto sell­ing five boxes per week which earns him around £30.

Lisa added: “He’s do­ing great and the sup­port from every­one has been fab.

“All of our fam­ily and friends and neigh­bours are get­ting be­hind him and help­ing him make it a suc­cess.

“When the boxes get de­liv­ered he’s des­per­ate to go out right away and sell it.

“He sits and counts up the pound coins and keeps say­ing he wants to have more coins the next week.”

An­drew now takes £5 from his earn­ings to buy what he wants and is plan­ning on sav­ing the rest of his money up to buy some­thing ex­tra spe­cial.

For more info visit www.face­book.com/ An­drews-Tablet- Mac­a­roonEtc-1712775635640265/ Road clo­sures across Wishaw are set to cause chaos for res­i­dents this week.

Nether­all Road, Tinto Cres­cent and East Thorn­lie Street will all un­dergo clo­sures for road­works.

The whole length of Tinto Cres­cent will be shut from Mon­day, Septem­ber 5, to Fri­day, Septem­ber 9, to al­low for car­riage­way resur­fac­ing.

Nether­all Road will be closed from the cor­ner of Netherbank Road to Canyon Road from to­day ( Wed­nes­day) un­til this Sun­day evening for resur­fac­ing. It is a sim­i­lar story for East Thorn­lie Street which started re­pair works yes­ter­day (Tues­day) and will re­turn to nor­mal on Sun­day morn­ing.

The works will be car­ried out by J.H Civil En­gi­neer­ing and pedes­trian ac­cess will be main­tained at all times.

The an­nounce­ment comes one week af­ter the com­ple­tion of car­riage­way resur­fac­ing in Shotts as part of the re­gion-wide re­pairs to the roads.

Sweets An­drew Laing set up his own busi­ness sell­ing sweets to neigh­bours

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