P657 Teletext 657 Jun19 11:10:10       —————————————————————————————  RACING AWAY   Professional cyclist Paul Harrison used the eye-catching appeal of cycling fashion to launch his clothing business - bizarrely named Defunct Clothing. Paul ssed a £4,000 bank loan and £2,400 Business Success Allowance to set himself sp brxhng tee shirts from a manufacturer just six months ago. He adapted the merchandise with his own designs - and sold them to retailers. He now has a £30,000 turnover. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Careers advice 656 On-Line 650 WHAT'S ON AT YOUR LOCAL CINEMA? p610 Education Careers Finance Jobs
P657 Teletext 657 Jun19 11:00:00       —————————————————————————————  RACING AWAY   Paul Harrison's business nous earned him a spot as a finalist in the 1995 LiveWIRE Business Start Up Awards. Paul, 25, puts his success down to his ability to design snazzy, popular, multi-use clothing. He's branched out to include jackets, jeans, and baseball caps at prices between £15 and £100. His clothing has become so trendy, he says even hip night-clubbers are snapping it up to "hit the sceneb. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— It's Your Life 480 On-line 650 TOO LATE TO JOIN THE DANCE? p656 Education Careers Finance Jobs
P657 Teletext 657 Jun19 11:01:01       —————————————————————————————  RACING AWAY   Paul Harrison is planning to move from his base in Hastings, East Sussex to his native Manchester. Says Paul: "Manchester is simply the centre of the rag trade. I aim to open a warehouse unit, link up with a silk screen printer and expand production by being closer to my suppliers." Paul operates on a 50% profit margin and his clothes are on sale in around 30 major retailers. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Careers advice 656 On-Line 650 WHAT'S ON AT YOUR LOCAL CINEMA? p610 Education Careers Finance Jobs
P657 Teletext 657 Jun19 11:11:01       —————————————————————————————  RACING AWAY   Running Defunct Clothing is a far cry from his cycling days when he worked in a German circus performing acrobatics on his bike! But boss Paul Harrison has had help on the way from his tailor aunt and fashion-qualified sister. Most important of all were contacts. Paul says: "I know a lot of people who work on cycle magazines and in fashion, and they gave me a lot of pointers." ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Defunct Clothing: 01424 425101 TOO LATE TO JOIN THE DANCE? p656 Education Careers Finance Jobs