High-flying entrepreneur, 16, launching self-help magazine

Entrepreneur Ollie Forsyth, from Pury End
Entrepreneur Ollie Forsyth, from Pury End

A 16-year-old entrepreneur is launching a magazine to share some of his secrets as part of a college project.

But Ollie Forsyth, who lives in Pury End, is not at a normal college – he is at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.

And his magazine - The Budding Entrepreneur - is not just a project. He is hoping to make it his career.

Ollie’s magazine features other entrepreneurs offering their advice and he is looking to print it for schools and businesses.

He said: “More and more people are wanting to work for themselves because of the hours, they can work when they want.

“If you have a dream and a passion, you should absolutely go for it.”

The young businessman, born on Christmas Day, ran a tea stall at six years old and by 13 he had an online fashion shop.

Ollie thinks he was meant to take this path and is hoping his magazine encourages others to do the same.

“I’m not very academic,” Ollie said. “I was quite badly bullied at school and I didn’t have many friends.

“But there’s a great bunch of people here at the academy, all willing to help each other and we’re all in it together.”

His online shop - ollieshop.co.uk - has made him thousands of pounds selling belts, cufflinks, wallets and necklaces for teenagers.

Ollie’s magazine launches at www.tbemagazine.com tomorrow.