Hits fuel web ambitions for Melksham teenagers

This Is Wiltshire: Students Nathan Singer and Adam Gentle start their website research lo-tech, with a bus ride Students Nathan Singer and Adam Gentle start their website research lo-tech, with a bus ride

Two teenage entrepreneurs from Melksham are looking to expand their fuel comparison website, just four months after it first went live.

Wiltshire College students Adam Gentle, 17, and Nathan Singer, 16, set up the Melksham Fuel site in their spare time, but are already planning to move into neighbouring towns.

The site compares the cost of diesel and unleaded fuel in six filling stations in Melksham, to tell drivers of the cheapest deals.

The pair, both studying for a Level 3 BTEC in IT, update their website daily, checking the latest prices each morning, as they ride past on the bus. The public can also submit prices.

Adam said: “Neither of us drive, but a friend gave us the idea to create the site and now it’s been all set up it pretty much runs itself. We just check the prices ourselves, to make sure they are correct.

“It’s already gone really well. Since launch, we have had about 1,300 visitors. Now we’re hoping to take Melksham Fuel a bit further into other towns. We just need the community behind us, to find the prices, and we’re trying to get advertising sorted.”

He added: “We’ve both built websites before and there’s nothing too complicated in there. We both want to work in IT when we finish at college and we’ve got other projects we’re working on.”

The site can be found at www.melkshamfuel.com.

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12:41pm Sun 5 May 13

Manutd111 says...

There are many other sites who actually show prices for all Petrol stations in the UK.

I'll use the other sites as the site www.melkshamfuel.com quoted, doesn't even work. Says page cannot be displayed.
There are many other sites who actually show prices for all Petrol stations in the UK. I'll use the other sites as the site www.melkshamfuel.com quoted, doesn't even work. Says page cannot be displayed. Manutd111

9:17pm Sun 12 May 13

peekayy says...

Ive liked this page on facebook too, as it helps me when I have to drive through melksham to get to chippenham. A large thankyou to those boys :)
Ive liked this page on facebook too, as it helps me when I have to drive through melksham to get to chippenham. A large thankyou to those boys :) peekayy

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