Name: Nick Oliver
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.