Saturday 22 October 2016

You could still get good and jarred for £5

Published 23/08/2015 | 02:30

The biggest sacrifice I've made in my career was… "time. That's the only real wealth we had and I gave a lot of time to the business. When I was young, things like quality of life weren't considered. Survival was the name of the game.

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The best thing money has bought me was… "access to a private jet when my father was very sick, dying of cancer. I was part of a syndicate. Two weeks before he died he opened an exhibition of his pictures in Paris."

The most broke I've ever been was… "when I left the family business to start my own. I had about £45 to my name. But this was 1981 so it wasn't too big a deal; you could still get good and jarred for £5."

The best advice I was given… "came from my dad: to deliver what you promise. The reliability factor is more important than any other factor."

My favourite personal investments are… "I have a mixture of property, private equity and stock. I've had the usual amount of disappointment with the financial collapse. I've seen snake oil salesmen for what they were."

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