A 17 year old entrepreneur has opened his own smash burger business with support from Bank of Dave star Dave Fishwick.

Sixth form student Harry Dobson decided to start selling smash burgers from his parents’ café Sanwitches, in Union Mill, Sabden, after customers expressed an interest in food being sold during Friday night events.

The grand opening night of ‘Sabden Smash’ on November 30 was a ‘massive success’ and Harry is eager to grow his business and ‘give back to the community.

Harry, a student at St. Christopher's Sixth Form in Accrington, balances his new business with A-level studies in business, economics, and English.

Lancashire Telegraph: Harry with his mum Christine and stepdad DavidHarry with his mum Christine and stepdad David (Image: Harry Dobson)Expressing his motivation, the teenager said: “I wanted a stable income and build something that would be profitable but also good for the village.

"There’s a lack of takeaways round here so I thought starting a burger business would benefit everyone in the community.”

Harry reached out to Dave Fishwick, a regular customer of Sanwitches café, who provided him with valuable advice on how to grow a successful business.

Dave said: “He’s doing really well. Harry’s a lovely lad and a brilliant and hard working person.

"He’s always asking me things about business which shows his drive. It’s wonderful seeing the next generation working hard.

“There’s no easy way. If you work hard and get up every morning and work, good luck will find you. That’s what Harry’s done and it’s deserved.”

The support for Harry's venture didn't stop there. Mark Wilkinson, the owner of MW Plumbing Services Ltd, decided to spread some Christmas cheer and boost the young entrepreneur's business by generously donating £200.

Mark's act of kindness allowed Harry to offer a buy-one-get-one-free deal on 20 burgers and chips.

Harry said: “It’s amazing seeing how much support I’ve had from the community. I’m really happy because it’s nice to be able to give back to others.

“My next plan for the business is to start a pay it forward scheme that the café has been doing.”

Harry’s mum and café owner Christine shared how proud she is of her son and his hit business.

She said: “I’m really happy for him. He’s always been interested in cooking and has helped me in the café since he was six-years-old.

"The first night was amazing, he sold out. The community love it. He’s going to do amazing things.”

Sabden Smash is open inside Sanwitches Café, in Watt Street, on every Friday night from 5pm to 9pm.