A BUDDING entrepreneur proved her business acumen by winning a money-making competition.
Oxford University hopeful Charlotte Beedles, 15, won a school challenge to turn £5 into £50.
The summer-long challenge saw the Flint High School pupil invest the modest stake in four different business enterprises.
And the blue-sky thinker finished the challenge with £53 - which she donated to Macmillan Nurses.
She started her money-making schemes by using her £5 to buy a bottle of dog shampoo. She charged pooch owners five pounds per wash and invested her profits in car cleaning products, which she used to wash all of her family members’ cars.
She then used the money from the car washes to buy products to give paid-for nail manicures for family and friends.
Charlotte said: “Taking part in this challenge was a great experience and I found it really exciting to think how I could keep putting the money I’d made back into new schemes.
“It gave me an insight into how business works which was very useful as ultimately my dream is to open my own law firm in London.
“I’ll be staying here at Flint High to do my A-levels and I’m looking to study law at Oxford University, where I want to specialise in international law.”
The school’s mentoring group, which ran the business competition, was set up to coach students deemed to have Oxbridge potential.
Deputy headteacher Helen Crich, who leads the group, said: “We asked them to reinvest any money they made in the process as many times as possible.
“The task encouraged them to assess the risks versus gains of re-investing in other ideas whilst still reaching the £50 target.
“Charlotte has done exceptionally well and has shown great initiative in this task.
“I would like to thank all members of the group for taking up the challenge with such enthusiasm, commitment and hard work.”