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“Modelling balloons taught me how to deal wih cashflow”


Stuart Jolley




Wingman Products

Company turnover

Forecast £250,000

First job

Making and selling model balloons at primary school aged eight; it taught me how to deal with cashflow and people.

Dream job

International rugby player big fan of Rugby.


I tube it everywhere in London, but my dream car would be an Audi R8.

Economy, business or first class

Economy more money to spend at the final destination.

Most extravagant purchase

£2,000 Gibson Guitar.

Most-played song on your iPod

Rage Against The Machine it’s motivational running music. 

Best business book

‘Anyone can do it’ by Duncan Banatyne. A great read fascinating to see how he started from just an ice-cream van!

Worst business moment

Finding out I had to individually re-stick a batch code number onto 6,000 outer boxes when delivering into Boots. 

Proudest business moment

Walking into Boots for the first time and scanning a Wingman product through the till.

Your business mentor

Will King, founder and CEO of King of Shaves.

Next big thing

Launching Wingman to international markets and releasing a new range of men’s toiletries nationwide



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