I’m 16 and skipped college… now I have my own shop – here’s how I did it

TEENAGER opened his own shop at the age of just 16 after he decided to transfer to college.

The ambitious teenager, who lives with his parents in the little boy’s bank, runs the shop single-handedly every day.

Josua Mancell-Chesters, 16, has opened his own MCS Nutrition store


Josua Mancell-Chesters, 16, has opened his own MCS Nutrition storeCredit: BPM

Josua Mancell-Chesters has opened his own store, MCS Nutrition, in Alsager, Chesire.

He said he enjoys building Action and getting to know customers.

The former Madeley High School pupil says he doesn’t feel like missing out on being a teenager and enjoys the challenge of running a Chapel Mews store.

Josua Madeley High left at the end of the tenth year and enrolled in a school Online school to obtain his GCSE as his family intended to move to Spain, where he was born.

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But when plans changed and they stayed in the UK, he continued to study online as it gave him the flexibility to work alongside his father, who is global managing director of sports nutrition distributor, at the same time.

When he finished his GCSE, which included business, Josua, who suffers from dyslexia, was not enthusiastic about further education.

Instead, he had the idea of ​​opening his own nutrition store.

He revealed that he hopes to make his own productions and franchise in the future.

An avid athlete, who enjoys boxing, football and rugby, Joshua said: “I’ve tried to get as wide a range in stores as possible, including protein bars, snacks, vitamins, minerals and protein powders.

“I don’t want people to think it’s only for gym enthusiasts — there’s something for everyone.

“I have a good work ethic and I like working hard for something and being successful. I’ve always had that mindset and I’m very good at motivating myself.

“I don’t feel like I’m missing out on being a teen because I really enjoy running the shop. There’s always something to do—when it’s quieter, working on my website or researching products so I never get bored.”

Sarah Mansell Chesters, Joshua’s mother, an executive assistant and accountant, said: “We discussed his business plan several times over dinner and agreed that we would encourage his business and support him in his venture.

“With a lot of support and guidance from Shane on products and sales techniques and me teaching him the administrative parts of running the business, he really exceeded our expectations a lot.

“He has established business relationships with many well-known suppliers and with the development of the shop also with the local community.

“He runs the shop himself every day while we both work full time.

“We were impressed with his self-discipline and how well he researched products and ingredients to make him confident giving advice to people who call the store.”

Dad Shane Chesters added, “With Joshua’s growing set of ideas and goals he wants to achieve, and we are very confident that he will soon achieve great success in his chosen field.

“The world of sports nutrition is one of the largest evolving industries and it is great that young people are so welcoming and adaptable to become a part of it.”

MCS Nutrition in Chapel Mews, Alsager, is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

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The budding entrepreneur runs the shop on his own every day


The budding entrepreneur runs the shop on his own every dayCredit: BPM

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