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Spencer McCarthy

A successful property developer should know the business from the foundations up. Alison Tilley spoke to Southern Entrepreneur Spencer McCarthy of Churchill Retirement Living – who can certainly claim that. ‘From the age of 13, I was working on a building site,’ says McCarthy. ‘Every Saturday I’d ride my bike from Milford-on-Sea to Lymington. [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:50:59+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Entrepreneur Profiles|0 Comments

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 [...]

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