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Olly Olsen

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Name: Olly Olsen

Age: 38

Company: The Office Group. We provide flexible office space and meeting rooms.

Turnover: £17m

First job: Paper round at the age of 11, and market trading by 15.

Dream job: Pro sportsman! Golfer, footballer, boxer, cyclist, skier… any of the above!

Car: No car. I own a Vespa scooter.

Economy, business or first class: Economy. Unless I use air miles. 

Most extravagant purchase: My home in Queen’s Park.

Most-played song on your iPod: “Original Nuttah” by Shy FX.

Best business book: The closest I get to a business book is the quality press, which I read every day. I prefer to get my business advice from other sources, such as my business partner Charlie.

Worst business moment: Financial barriers to expansion in 2009.

Proudest business moment: Refinancing business in 2010.

Your business mentor: My two business partners Charlie Green and Lloyd Dorfman.

Next big thing: Mobile working and shared office space.

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