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Entrepreneuring Teenagers set up Gay Speed Dating

A group of Teenagers from Swindon struggling to get part-time jobs have turned into entrepreneurs and launched a speed dating business.


The Swindon Advertisers reports that St Joseph’s Catholic College pupils Matthew Crenim, 16, and Serena Smith and David Major, both 15, are hosting their first business venture, a gay speed dating event, on Monday 22nd September at the Town’s newest venue, The Pipers Arms.

The teenage group who have named their business “Date Discover” enlisted the advice of Business Link, a free government run business advice and support service, available online and through local advisers, who encouraged their idea.

Matthew, of Wheeler Avenue, Stratton, told the newspaper “I can’t get a part-time job, as no-one is employing at the minute, so we decided to set up our own business. You can’t even get a job in McDonald’s until you get your GSCEs.”

They have already printed T-shirts, leaflets and started book keeping during the early days of running their own business.

Pipers Arms landlord Kevin Holland also told the Advertiser “People have asked about a speed dating event in the past so it is the ideal time to give it a whirl. It is the first trial so we would like to see people come in.”

Registration takes place between 7pm and 7.30pm and the event is scheduled to finish at 9.30pm. Tickets cost £10 on the door or can be booked online by logging on to www.datediscover.co.uk.