A teenager from Sutton is fast becoming the next Alan Sugar. Former Wilson's School pupil Charles Brand, from Thicket Road has already set up a successful company and he is only 19-years-old.

At age 13 - when Charles decided he wanted to own a business - he used his parents' e-bay account to buy a Sony stacking system hi-fi for £5.50, sold all the parts and made a £200 profit.

Charles now runs Cebtec Ltd – a company which repairs computers and recycles electrical equipment.

He has worked with his former school, SCOLA, Sutton Grammar School, Greenshaw High School, Wallington High School for Girls and many local IT businesses.

He is also in talks with the Sony Centre in Sutton.

Charles, who is going to study economics at the University of Surrey in September, said he intends to continue running his business while he studies and his long term aim is to expand the company.

He said: “I really enjoy what I do, I'm always trying to think of new and innovative ideas.

“I like to think my company can make a difference to the environment by stopping equipment going to waste.”

Charles has even donated £400 to Wilson's School to help improve the IT department.