Dream Bigger Hall of Fame
Converting a big dream into a scaleable business requires intuition, skill and stamina. Meet the people who have aimed higher and worked smarter. With vision and dedication, they have built great teams and strong, sustainable businesses. They share their experiences with us, what helped, what hurt and the lessons for the next generation of business owners.
Sir Rod Aldridge
A rare breed of entrepreneur, Sir Rod Aldridge founded Capita Group in 1987 and built it to become a FTSE 100 company. Today, his focus is on improving the education system that let him down.
“If entrepreneurship is a choice, you probably shouldn’t do it.” George Bevis, with a clear idea of the problem that needed be solved in business banking, tells Smith & Williamson’s Hall of Fame it was a no-brainer.
Sitting on his allotment in inner-city Birmingham aged eleven, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones made himself a promise: to fulfil his dream of owning a farm. Everything he did from that point on was with that dream in mind.
Reginald Larry-Cole knows all about resilience. His successful business was whipped away as banks pulled funding at the height of the credit crisis. He rebuilt, using alternative sources of finance.
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