03:02AM, Wednesday 26 June 2013
An ambitious businesswoman is preparing to stage her very own music concert in Maidenhead - at the age of 17.
Lucy Quinn is studying for a diploma in enterprise as part of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at the Berkshire College of Agriculture in Hall Place.
As part of her first year studies she is required to set up and run her own business for a minimum of three months.
On Thursday bands including The Jets and DJ Harvard will be taking to the stage at the Desborough Suite of Maidenhead Town Hall for a music concert organised by Lucy's 'LEQ' entertainment business.
"I have always wanted to run my own business and I always had an idea of doing it with something to do with music," said Lucy.
As part of her preparations Lucy, who also works part-time at SportsDirect in High Street, had to draw up a business plan and give a pitch.
The former pupil at Newlands Girls' School in Farm Road has also created her own website, designed flyers and has been busy promoting the event across the town.
Providing support is dad Graham, 51, who has financed the project and has used his corporate contacts to help lure in the musical talent.
"It is fantastic to see Lucy grow and develop and take on more responsibility like this," said Graham who runs a head-hunting business from his home in Hemsdale.
All focus is now on making sure the St Ives Road event is a success with Lucy hoping as many as 500 people will turn up to enjoy the concert.
"I want everyone to have a great night and hope its successful," she said.
"I think I will be in several different places at once but I aim to have a good time as well."
Lucy's ambition knows no limits as she plans to develop her business even further.
"I guess in the future I aim to move the business into America eventually," she added.
Visit leqentertainment.com or contact 07581 843321 for tickets.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
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