If you could work with any entrepreneur who would it be and why?
Anna Watts – The Jones Family Project
“Joseph Rowntree, he not only grew his business within his life time to over 4,000 employees but also cared about his employees’ quality of life; providing them with among other things free education, a doctor, a dentist and a pension fund. In addition to this he fought with others, including his friend Charles Booth, for social reform widely.
There are several other entrepreneurs who I admire including Samuel Whitbread and George Cadbury. Samuel Whitbread was earlier and did much to abolish slavery and George Cadbury was the son of Cadbury founder John Cadbury and built the village Bourneville.
“I think they would all be fascinating and inspirational to meet.”
Teresa Quinlan – Love PR
“I’m in a lucky position that I get to meet so many inspirational entrepreneurs through the Fast Growth Entrepreneurs Club. I think there’s so much to learn from so many people who have experienced the highs and lows of building a business and I admire anyone who has risen to the challenge and overcome obstacles as part of their entreprenuerial journey.
“A story I heard recently really resonating with me, this was about the founders of Gandys Flip Flops, Rob and Paul Forkan; two brothers who as teenagers, survived the tsunami that killed their parents. They wanted to do something positive to help other orphans so they founded Gandys as a means of opening children’s homes. I think that’s truly amazing, I’d love to meet them.”