Name: Nick OliverAge: 45 Company: John Partridge Turnover: Modest but rising First job: Selling toast Dream job: Photographer or beekeeper Car: Mercedes Estate Economy, business or first class: Always Economy. As long as I get a seat, there are more worthwhile things to spend money on. Most extravagant purchase: My cooker, which cost more than my car at the time. Most-played song on your iPod: “Green shirt” by Elvis Costello Best business book: Yellow Pages! Worst business moment: The first John Partridge sales samples arriving late after the factory making them closed down. Proudest business moment: Completing the acquisition of the John Partridge brand. Your business mentor: My partners David Reay and Gary Newbold. We seem to have a way of bouncing things off each other. Next big thing: The John Partridge Clifton jacket. The forward orders on it are really strong and the fashion opinion-formers love it.
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