I look for my day to be interesting, challenging and fun. Working with entrepreneurs and start-ups at Ignition Financial provides this in abundance and means I spend my day with intelligent and driven people. Being in a position to offer them expertise as their businesses succeed is incredibly satisfying. It keeps me loving what I do.
Duncan Sambrook, founder of Sambrook Brewery in South West London. He trained as an accountant and worked in professional services but at the age of 30 decided to launch a brewery at the start of the craft ale movement. The timing of this decision coincided with the 2008 financial crash but the business overcame this and other challenges to become a thriving brewery. Whilst he wasn’t a brewer, Duncan saw an opportunity. He had faith in his ability and the courage to leap into starting his own venture. The ‘leap’ that entrepreneurs take is inspirational.
British Heart Foundation fundraising events including the London to Brighton bike ride and Brighton half marathon.