Teens’ festival in a bag dream helped by Richard Branson

Teenage entrepreneurs Andy Bray (left) and Jacob Hill with tents, sleeping bags and cooking stuff as they have started their own business called The Lazy Camper.
Teenage entrepreneurs Andy Bray (left) and Jacob Hill with tents, sleeping bags and cooking stuff as they have started their own business called The Lazy Camper.
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A TEENAGE entrepreneur is hoping to become the next Richard Branson with his festival-in-a-bag idea.

Former Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS) pupil Andy Bray has set up The Lazy Camper with his friend Jacob Hill.

The business sells a complete outdoors kit, with everything needed for camping in one bag.

The University of Huddersfield students have even pitched their concept to Mr Branson at his home in Oxford and came away with a £750 cheque towards their company.

They have just received their first 500 products from China and hope to make more once orders increase.

Mr Bray, 19, of North Avenue, College Grove, said: “We came up with the idea last year after going to a festival and having to buy everything.

“We noticed that a lot of people have to do the same and spend on average £140, only to leave their tent and other stuff behind.

“We thought there must be a way to put it all together for cheaper and that is what we have done.”

The concept, which is perfect for festivals, costs £59.99 for a single kit which includes a two-man tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, camping stool, folding stove and enough fuel for five days, two mess tins, cutlery, water carrier, mug, head lamp, poncho, first aid kit and even toilet seat covers.

The duo are now in talks with organisers of V-Festival and want to get backing from Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

To find out more visit www.thelazycamper.co.uk.