During one of the business mentoring sessions I asked for a show of hands. A simple question "How many of you are accountants?". Out of the 8 members there 7 were accountants. I was the only person it turned out who hadn’t trained as an accountant. So why were so many accountants showing an interest in becoming entrepreneurs?
Gerry Creedon highlights his experience of working with successful British serial entrepreneurs. He worked for Lord Hamlyn of Edgdeworth (deceased) for 18 years. Gerry also worked for Lawrie Lewis, the founder of the Blenheim Group for 2 years. During this time he worked on various internal business projects. Both the serial entrepreneurs had a keen interest in Innovation. For instance, Lord Hamlyn built businesses in the construction, publishing and the hospitality sectors. He was also a renowned Philanthropist. Lawrie Lewis developed a business model for exhibition organisers. He is seen as the father of the modern trade exhibition industry. We intend to focus on Gerry’s time with Lord Hamlyn in this blog post.