So who am I and how did I get started? Well, entrepreneurship came as naturally to me as walking and talking; I had never really considered anything else.

I blame the parents. I was born into a household that valued independence, entrepreneurship and learning. I was born in England, in a tiny village in the north of the county of Dorset (Thomas Hardy wrote a lot about this area and it is sometimes referred to as Hardy country). Our house sat at the foot of Hambledon Hill in the beautiful Blackmore Vale and our nearest neighbour was my grandmother, down the road. As a kid you want to get out, escape, make your own way, but it’s a truism that you only truly appreciate the beauty of your roots when you go back in later life. My ...

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