Creating a Retail Empire: A Fireside Chat with a local entrepreneur
Sir Rob is one of the South-West’s best-kept secrets. Discreetly mentoring, always creating exciting new opportunities and often speaking internationally, his humble background makes his journey to the top, even more impressive. Join Rob and Showcase’s Jamie Breese in a pull-no-punches ‘fireside chat’ where Rob will share his inspirational past about leaving school in Bristol with no qualifications.
As a teenager Rob started his retail journey, scaling the dizzying heights as a shop-assistant in a fishmonger, then a toy shop. His love for cameras and photography secured him a place in his local photographic store - to somehow managing to create a retail empire of 248 stores and exiting his business by the time he was 22 having created thousands of jobs… and with a cheque for £1 million in the mid-1970s.
What’s it like to go back to your old school in a Rolls-Royce?
What do you ‘next’ and
How was he instrumental in later success stories such as Richer Sounds, networking and publishing?
What tips can you glean?
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