As you will read in this book, there came a point in my career when I wanted to change from accounting to computers, and that very transition happened as a result of Maurice Hobbs-Hurrell, who as financial director of a London-based company gave me the break to start that transition by hiring me. We both ended up being made redundant from that company, and Maurice was instrumental in my transition to becoming freelance by introducing me to my first client. Some years later, Maurice joined my own company in the role of finance director and helped us grow the business until its sale in 2001.

Before there was a business to sell, and back when the business was just a dream, three people changed everything for me when they backed ...

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