Welcome to episode 22 of Turning the Tables and a different kind of story.A story about business and in today's terms, the rather an unfashionable story, of building a wholly-owned, global shirt business over the long haul of over 30 years. A story abou...
Welcome to episode 22 of Turning the Tables and a different kind of story.
A story about business and in today's terms, the rather an unfashionable story, of building a wholly-owned, global shirt business over the long haul of over 30 years. A story about learning from your failures, a story about belief, focus, determination and commitment.
In an era when society seems to worship the short term, venture capital-backed, Unicorn, entrepreneurship model, my guest, Nick Wheeler's business approach is something of a rarity.
Founded in 1986, over the last 30 years, Nick has steadily built his Charles Tyhritt clothing business to over £200m, operating in countries all over the world and employing 1,300 people.
Nick is also married to Chrissy Rucker founder of the similarly successful White Company, another business that does not have outside investment and has followed a similar business model.
In our conversation we talk about;
In the COVID era when over-leveraged businesses have suffered, the benefits of a longer-term view may now have a resurgence. Only time will tell.
In the era of the quick fix and the rapid transformation, Nick's story makes a compelling case for the tortoise over the hare and the many benefits of just plugging away at it.
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Host: Simon Ratcliffe