Young en­tre­pre­neur has right recipe for suc­cess

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A TEENAGE en­tre­pre­neur has ex­panded his busi­ness ven­ture, Power Meals, into Brid­gend In­door Mar­ket.

Power Meals, owned and run by Lu­cas Lo­gan, 19, serves healthy meals based on a “build a box! con­cept, where customers choose from a fresh se­lec­tion of pro­tein, car­bo­hy­drates and healthy ex­tras.

Lu­cas pro­vides a “while you wait” and also a sub­scrip­tion ser­vice.

Lu­cas’ busi­ness de­vel­oped from an idea to a re­al­ity with the help from Ruth Rowe, en­ter­prise of­fi­cer at Brid­gend Col­lege and Hay­ley Pells at Avia Au­tos in Brid­gend.

Lu­cas was awarded the Col­lege’s Fair­wood Trust En­ter­prise Bur­sary and was pointed in the di­rec­tion of Hay­ley at Avia, who sup­plied a kitchen space at Avia Diner and all of the fa­cil­i­ties for Power Meals to set up.

After spot­ting an ad­vert for re­duced rental rates at the in­door mar­ket how­ever, Lu­cas de­cided to re­lo­cate Power Meals to a more cen­tral lo­ca­tion within the town cen­tre.

Lu­cas has said his sales have dou­bled as a re­sult of be­ing in town, with the most pop­u­lar dish be­ing spicy rice with fa­jita chicken, broc­coli and sweet­corn.

He thanks the col­lege and Avia Au­tos for their sup­port and guid­ance over the past few months, as well as for pro­vid­ing him with the vi­tal skills needed to suc­ceed.

De­spite his young age, Lu­cas is al­ready stack­ing up his busi­ness ex­pe­ri­ence.

Study­ing for an AAT Level 2 qual­i­fi­ca­tion at Brid­gend Col­lege, he has gained the right fi­nan­cial knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence to help kick start his ven­ture.

He said: “I had a great op­por­tu­nity through Brid­gend Col­lege and Avia Au­tos in Brid­gend, I not only re­ceived the Brid­gend Col­lege’s Fair­wood Trust En­ter­prise Bur­sary which re­ally helped to kick me off but also busi­ness ad­vice, equip­ment and space from Avia, it def­i­nitely helped ac­cel­er­ate my ven­ture.”

Power Meals now has a suc­cess­ful col­lab­o­ra­tion with Rage gym in Brackla, where the meal sub­scrip­tion ser­vice has taken off.

At the in­door mar­ket, the stall is open Mon­day to Satur­day, 10am-4pm, with meals pre­pared and cooked from scratch.

Power Meals owner Lu­cas Lo­gan with Brid­gend Col­lege en­tre­pre­neur of­fi­cer Ruth Rowe

Power Meals owner Lu­cas Lo­gan serv­ing customers

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