Meet The Flair Team
I started my career in IT in the early 80s but after 6 years of writing programs and designing databases I fancied a change and moved into sales. Recruitment sales at that.
6 Months later in April 1989 I started my own business called Software Knowledge with two other partners. I became MD in 1990 and by 1998 I’d grown it into a £40m IT services and recruitment group which I then sold it to a NYSE listed company at just the right time.
I took a year off then started another business called Crimson with two of my SK management team. After I’d helped to set it up I drifted into sales coaching forming the Flair Business Growth Consultancy in 2010.
These days I’m still a director and shareholder of Crimson but my two partners are doing an excellent job of growing the business whilst I concentrate on my Exponential Growth Clubs and the Online Growth Academy.
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Outside of work I am married with two grown up daughters and a very energetic spaniel, so long walks in the countryside are a must (for the dog not my daughters). I am a keen weekend gardener and have to hold my hands up to the fact that I have reached the age where I actually look forward to watching Gardeners’ World.
I currently live just outside Solihull but I like to spread my wings as much as possible; recently I’ve travelled to New Zealand, Sorrento and Amsterdam and next on my wish list is California. My favourite place in the world is our holiday home on the coast of Wales, I’ve been going since I was 6 months old and for me there isn’t a more relaxing place on the planet.
I am an avid reader and my taste in books range from the cheesiest romance novels (yes I’m talking about Mills & Boon’s) to fantasy novels such as those by David Eddings, childhood favourites such as Harry Potter (I re-read each book every year) and thrillers like the Tom Grey novels. My only criteria is that there has to be some sort of happy ending.
My passion for books is only surpassed by my passion for films. My taste is quite varied and I probably know the scripts to most of the films I have watched as I’ll watch a film I like over and over (I’ve watched most of the Carry On Films more times than I care to admit). Some of my favourite films include The Philadelphia Story, Look Who’s Talking, Man on Fire, High Anxiety and Weird Science.
Here are some quick-fire random facts about me:
I’ve been learning Spanish since I was 8; I dropped out of University after 6 weeks and it was the best decision I ever made; I only eat dark chocolate; my favourite meal is my mother’s lasagne; I haven’t had any caffeine since I was 18; I hate surprises; I’m a Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter.