Teen's rickshaw business wins top award

Tom Maxwell, 16, with one of his company's rickshaws

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First published in Oxford

TEENAGE entrepreneur Tom Maxwell is celebrating after his rickshaw business won a top award.

OxonCarts, which provides eco-friendly transport for weddings in and around Oxford, has won the Best Wedding Transport Supplier category for London and the South East in the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA).

Although the company did not win the national award, Tom – a Cherwell School sixth-form student and the grandson of disgraced Oxford tycoon Robert Maxwell – is delighted with the achievement.

Tom, 16, who lives in Jericho, manages the company which was set up by his older brother Ted in 2006.

He said: “It is nice to see our work has been appreciated.

“It is good fun and it is great to see what we do recognised.”

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3:04am Sun 13 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

Sorry, but whilst all the pensioners still suffer poverty due to the theft of their pensions by his Father and Grandfather (and his father shifting ownership of his assets to avoid repossession in bankruptcy) I find it rather nauseating to see this man being praised as a model of a businessman. But young Tom could change our view by carrying out his fathers 1999 promise of reimbursing the Pensioners (which obviously never happened) now that his business is so successful. Justice for The Maxwell Pensioners.
Sorry, but whilst all the pensioners still suffer poverty due to the theft of their pensions by his Father and Grandfather (and his father shifting ownership of his assets to avoid repossession in bankruptcy) I find it rather nauseating to see this man being praised as a model of a businessman. But young Tom could change our view by carrying out his fathers 1999 promise of reimbursing the Pensioners (which obviously never happened) now that his business is so successful. Justice for The Maxwell Pensioners. Grunden Skip
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