Boy Is Britain's Youngest Entrepreneur After Launching Business Aged Six
A little lad has launched his own business at just six and has vowed to one day become a millionaire.
Britain's youngest entrepreneur Alfie Bradley has battled a severe speech disorder to set up his own garden and maintenance firm - Alfred's Cutting Services - during lockdown.
Alfie's hard work is already paying off, but rather than splash his cash on toys and sweets, the clever little fella is re-investing his profits to grow his business. Watch yourself Lord Sugar.
Since setting up his business, Alfie has already upgraded his mower and bought a jet wash so he can offer a wider range of services. He's also made a proper 'work uniform'.
Alfie, who lives in Redruth, Cornwall, said: "I want to be a millionaire."
The youngster, who charges a tenner a job, is assisted by his dad Anthony, 45, but his family says all the work is carried out by Alfie and the idea was his own.
His mum Amy, 34, said: "There's no stopping him. He's like a mini Richard Branson.
"He's always on his feet doing something so lockdown really restricted him from doing things outside of our home.
"Then he figured out a way of keeping moving as well as helping other people."
Alfie has been building his customer base via word of mouth and also a dedicated Facebook page. So far he has three 'regular' clients as well as a number of others who have paid him for one-off work.
Amy says her son's achievements are all the more impressive as he was diagnosed with a speech disorder when he was four.
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She said: "Alfie was completely non-verbal until he was nearly four, that impacted a lot on his social skills and made him terrified of the outside world.
"This business is just a massive thing for Alfie.
"Academically he's very behind and has to have personal help from an assistant but it's never stopped him from being so hands on and determined."
After starting out doing gardens, Alfie is now branching out into window cleaning.
The grass cutting business started when Alife's granddad got in touch to say he had a lawn mower for sale.
Amy said: "After a few jobs Alfie was able to find himself a better lawn mower, strimmer and pressure washer from the money he'd made from all of his clients.
"He has a few regular clients and so many other people who have paid for the odd job.
"He charges £10 but if someone is elderly or an NHS worker he does it a bit cheaper."
Alfie said he wants to be a millionaire so he can buy a garage for his and Uncle Lee, 'so we can all work together'. How cute is that?
He added: "Granddad is 83 and still tinkers with cars. I just want everyone in the world to be happy."
You can find out more about Alfie's business on its Facebook page here.
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