Archive of North West Business Insider
Issue - September 2014
In this edition we speak to Michael Oliver, the self-made man who has went from job interview rejection to creating a £600m fortune. He’s part of our exclusive Rich List, detailing the region’s 100 wealthiest individuals and families. There is also a special feature on the future of the North, which you can read here online.
There are two words that punctuate this month’s issue: ambition and collaboration. After being sacked from a succession of jobs
for his outspoken views, our cover interviewee Michael Oliver launched his own business in 1979, with the sole aim of making money; it’s fair to say he has achieved that and much more, with a
fortune topping £600m at the age of 75.
Damian and Helen Broughton started their business from a box room. It now turns over nearly £170m. Rupert Cornford meets them.
With an estimated fortune of £608m, businessman Michael Oliver is
in tenth place in Insider’s Rich List. He spoke to Chris Maguire.