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Charlesf aged 62
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Motivated , Organised , Communicator

Self description

Male , 62

During my career I have demonstrated consistent progression and success.
The first twelve years of my career were spent in hotel management, where I quickly progressed with two major hotel groups from trainee manager to deputy manager and then to general manager at the age of 26.

It was always my ambition to become self employed and through determination and hard work, I achieved this in 1987 when I opened my catering business. This business quickly became successful and served as a stepping stone to my next business. After three years I sold the business as a successful going concern.

During the next eleven years I ran my printing business. I gained good local market share through my consistent approach to quality and great customer service. I sold out to a larger colour printing company in 2000.
I now own a successful restoration business and a domiciliary care business in the North East of Engalnd

Life experiences

Business Planning

I have set up and operated four small businesses over 20 years, so I have really seen it all and overcome all the obstacles. I have a lot of experience with franchised businesses.

Financial Forecasting & Control

Having managed and owned businesses over 30 years, I have a wealth of experience in financial management. This is probably my biggest strenghth.


In all my businesses I have taken the marketing role. I know how to develop a business and tap into the market. Not really rocket science, just determination and persistance.

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

Having been in business for 20+ years and been through all the worry and sleepless nights, I really feel I would like to help less experienced people who have the guts to have a go on their own, but need support, especially new start up's and small young businesses.

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