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“Modelling balloons taught me how to deal wih cashflow”

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Name

Stuart Jolley

Age

24

Company

Wingman Products www.iamwingman.com

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.

Car

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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