I’ve been so excited for this conversation with someone that I admire very much, as many of us do, the one and only Sir Tom Hunter.
Tom’s entrepreneurial journey literally started from the back of a van and grew to become Europe’s largest independent sports retailer, Sports Division. He sold the business in 1998 for £ 290m going on to establish his private equity business, West Coast Capital ("WCC") and philanthropy, The Hunter Foundation ("THF")
Both entities back entrepreneurial leaders, WCC for profit, THF then invests the majority of those profits for the common good across poverty, education and entrepreneurship believing as a fundamental the best social policy ever created is a good job…
Tom sits on the Presidential Advisory Council of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. He was Knighted in 2005 for services to entrepreneurship and philanthropy and was awarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in 2013.
We talk about the pandemic, retail, the High St, opportunities for entrepreneurs and how they will help lead Scotland through this. Tom also shares his recent Scottish Munro achievement and optimism about Scotland qualifying for their first major tournament since 1998, plus much more…!
You can follow Sir Tom on Twitter @sirtomhunter
Find our more about The Hunter Foundation online: https://www.thehunterfoundation.co.uk
Forever Great in Conversation | #WhereStoriesInspire with Sir Tom Hunter 🎬