Last week I spoke to Chris Edwards, the co-founder and co-managing director of Poundworld, the discount retailer which last year opened it’s 208th outlet. Chris began his career in retail on his parent’s market stall in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Despite the explosive growth of Poundworld over the last six years, Edwards is adamant that his primary motivation is “fear of failure” in the increasingly difficult environment of the UK high street. You can read the full interview here.
Despite receiving a grilling in a 2006 episode of Dragons’ Den, Rob’s company has gone from strength to strength, prompting Duncan Bannatyne to comment that Trunki was the “one that got away”. You can read part of my interview with Rob here.