Nick Wheeler OBE

Nick Wheeler OBE

Founder, Charles Tyrwhitt

Synopsis

Nick Wheeler is the founder and MD of Charles Tyrwhitt shirts, a company he established while still at university which is now a full-scale multi-channel retailer and a leading British brand.

Biography

Nick Wheeler is the founder and MD of Charles Tyrwhitt shirts, a company he established while still at university which is now a full-scale multi-channel retailer and a leading British brand.

Selling formal shirts via mail order whilst at university (because he thought he could make a better shirt than anyone else), Nick kept the business going for eight years before going bust. A valuable lesson learned. He started again, opened his first shop, and became the leader in a new market for formal, tailored shirts. He now sells shirts and suits world-wide online and through stores in Europe and the US.

Like many entrepreneurs, Nick credits as much luck, belief and ignorance to his success as any sort of strategic planning, but the lessons he’s learned are vital to any business small or large. He explains the vital importance of employees, suppliers and customers all loving the business and have a clearly defined focus on your goal.

In speeches Nick reveals that honest feedback is a great motivator, how anyone can start a business, his passion for a well-cut shirt, and how being quick off the mark isn’t always the best business policy.

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