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Mike Clare

Mike Clare is probably best known as the entrepreneurial founder of leading British bed and mattress retailer Dreams, which he sold pre-recession in 2008 when it had 200 superstores. Today he owns and heads up five property companies, supports charities through the Clare Foundation and budding entrepreneurs through the Clare Business School.  Throughout his [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:50:59+00:00May 11th, 2016|Entrepreneur Profiles|0 Comments

Rob Houseman

From Wallingford Grammar School, Rob Houseman made his name (and first business success) by specialising in dry-lining installation.  Thirty years later he is now MD of Houseman Dry-Lining, chairman of the HDL Group of companies, and a director of Houseman Construction. Since 2003 he has become increasingly involved in the British Touring Car Championship, [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:51:00+00:00May 11th, 2016|Entrepreneur Profiles|0 Comments

Shahid Azeem

Coming to the UK aged 10 with no English, Azeem’s education faltered. He left school with no formal qualifications, but his positive outlook, entrepreneurial flair and IT abilities led to career advancements, notably with Price Waterhouse and American firm AT&T. Azeem set up his own firms in the 1980s, the most successful being A&P [...]

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Mike Taylor

Innovise is the resultant corporate combination of businesses acquired, one at least almost every year, since 2002. The underlying businesses were started in previous decades and operated independently prior to consolidation into the company. In February 2006 the group (previously Contemporary Enterprises plc) adopted Innovise plc as its name and started to use Innovise [...]

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David Sanger

After reading Economics and Politics at Exeter University, Sanger trained as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young before moving to an advertising agency. Frustration with the decision-making process led Sanger to open his own business, a chain of sandwich bars in West London. Not an immediate success, working 5am to 9pm six days [...]

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