Gary Ashworth, author, businessman, serial entrepreneur, investor, coach, and media commentator, has successfully founded or backed over 30 businesses across sectors including recruitment, healthcare, and property.
He is Chairman of InterQuest Group, Albany Beck, and Positive Healthcare, and founded his first business – an accountancy recruitment firm called Abacus Recruitment – aged just 21. Long story short, he listed it on the Stock Exchange (AIM) in 1995 before selling it just three years later for ten times its original value, making it a very rare “ten bagger”. He's an experienced business coach and mentor offering advice for start-ups and scale-ups.
His first best-selling book, ‘Eat the Pudding First’ is a how-to business manual packed with invaluable tips on how to start or scale up your own successful business.
Through coaching, investing, mentoring, and speaking, his mission is to help you:
- Dramatically increase the value of your business
- Clearly define your offering
- Establish your exit strategy, trade sale, private equity or management buyout.
One of his key business maxims is: 'There is seldom such thing as an unachievable goal, just an over ambitious timetable.'
He's regularly featured in the press including the Telegraph, Express, the BBC, Daily Mail, and Bloomberg, and has a regular column in Business Leader magazine.
Founder and Chairman
Albany Beck Consulting