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Jan Cavelle: Beginnings in PR

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Name

Jan Cavelle

Age

Mature, like a good wine

Company

The Jan Cavelle Furniture Company

Company turnover

£1.5m

First job

Junior secretary in PR agency, who sadly parted company with me very promptly.

Dream job

Write a blockbuster novel.

Car

Porsche Boxter

First, business or economy

Hate flying and avoid it if I can

Most extravagant purchase

My porsche

Most-played song on your iPod

“Crazy Man Michael”

Best business book

Nigel Risner’s ‘It’s a zoo around here’

Worst business moment

Loads but usually involve putting right hiring errors I have made, which always leaves me gutted.

Best business moment

Winning National Sales Decade of Excellence Award

Your business mentor

Currently need a new one – any takers?

Next big thing

On a massive re-expansion programme and planning to double our turnover in next two years.

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