Hi, I’m Angus Copelin-Walters and I’m the Executive Head of Candy here at Croc Candy. This exciting entrepreneurial journey all started with my desire to help others who were less fortunate than me. It was also a way to try to overcome the learning challenge I have called dyslexia. I was watching TV one evening and there was a show raising money to help and support people suffering illness and starvation. I decided then and there that I wanted to do something about it and wanted to donate money but the only problem was, I didn’t have any.
It’s a bit of a long story but Mum played puppets with me and we had a pretend market stall selling make believe lollies. I loved the game and wanted to play all the time until the day I wanted to do it for real!
Not quite sure what to do next, Mum and I jumped in the car and headed to Office Works with some coins from my piggy bank to buy a notebook, calculator, some pencils and a box. Next it was time for a plan and the rest escalated very quickly until the market opportunity arose at a Kids Buy Swap and Sell event. I had a ball and wanted to do it all again the following week, and the next and the next and the next. I was driving my Mum mad I was sure!
Croc Candy is growing organically and not only am I becoming more confident but I’m learning how to make some money while I am still at school so I can donate to different charities. I was faced with a challenge and now I’m on the Sweet Road to Success.
Angus Copelin-Walters - Founder