Get a BBQ chimney starter, seriously!
They may cost about £20, but I used mine for the first time today, and with 2 sheets of newspaper you can successfully light a whole BBQs worth of brickettes painlessly and in little to no time!
All the hassle of 'traditional coal BBQing' has now gone!
That is all!
(in typical DrP fashion, I will now become a self proclaimed BBQ expert, and build a smoking box and gather other paraphernalia related to grilling!! I've already cooked a pizza on my BBQ today!)