Enterprising pupil Heidi (aged 11) from St Peter’s 8-13 has created her own business during lockdown.
Heidi, founder of Eco Wax Melts, runs her business from her garage where she makes eco-friendly wax products.
After just two weeks she has received over 80 orders via Etsy and has made over £800 in sales. Heidi has paid back her original loan and has reinvested most of her profit into more stock and better equipment, so she can scale up her business more quickly.
The starter pack is her best seller and makes a great gift for Valentine’s Day. The sales are coming in from far and wide and Heidi has even set up her own Facebook page to market her products.
Heidi’s father John said: “I’m inspired by watching Heidi work so hard. She is focused not only on the package, but also on the quality of the product and customer service.”
Andy Falconer, Head of St Peter’s 8-13, said: “We’ve all heard stories of how people have developed new skills during lockdown but Heidi has taken this to a whole new level! I’m so proud of her entrepreneurial spirit and look forward to watching her on the Dragon’s Den, where she’ll probably be one of the investors.”