Portland Place


18 June 2013



The last event of the season features four remarkable achievers who have all challenged the status quo…

When the credit crunch struck, van and minibus dealer Dave Fishwick decided he should start a bank. Experts told him it was impossible, and potentially criminal. He persevered, set up Burnley Savings & Loans and soon found himself star of Channel 4’s Bank of Dave.

Jo Malone left school early to care for her mother on their council estate. After working behind a cosmetics counter she went on to found the global luxury brand that bears her name, staying on as creative director after selling her stake to Estee Lauder.

After senior positions with Prudential and Marks & Spencer, Jean Tomlin became HR Director for London 2012. In a project with no room for failure, she built the team that staged the most successful Games in modern times – and mobilised 200,000 Gamesmakers.

Using his grandmother’s recipes, Fraser Doherty set up SuperJam at 14 and hit the Waitrose shelves at 18. Now, still only 24, he supplies his sugar-free product to 2,000 supermarkets from Russia to Australia. He also hosts SuperJam tea parties for the elderly.


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