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Andrew Gibbon

XOXO Floral Boutique; Young Bull; MajorVibe.com
Aberdeen, Aberdeen

Serial entrepreneur: Designer ,Florist, Music Production and Promotions, Designer clothing and promo

60-Second Interview

What is the best thing about being your own boss?
Watching something you started from nothing build and develop into something you can be truly proud of
Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
I don’t remember ever having a hero… Lets just pretend it was someone very big and very impressive.
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
I ran a football sweepstake when I was in primary 5, friends bought teams and the winner got a cash prize, I obviously took a cut, the rest went to charity.
What has been the biggest challenge so far with your business?
Balancing work with play. Running 3 businesses is very demanding and I work very long hours every day which often results in very little play time.
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
My dog Taxi the cockapoo. He’s always there for a cuddle should I of had a particular tough day.
What is the one thing you are most proud of?
Launching and running 3 successful businesses in 1 year, all of which are generating profit in three different industries.
Favourite quote or mantra that you use?
“think about your legacy, because you’re writing it everyday”
Where do you see your business in five years time?
The group aim to hit the magic £1 million turnover in four years time and who knows what will happen after that but I’m looking forward to finding out.
If you could give your "teenage self" one piece of advice, what would it be?
You should always follow your dreams – you’re never too young to run your
own business
If you could have any one person on your business contact list, who would that person be and why?
It’s an obvious answer and probably one of the most popular but I’d want Richard Branson at the end of the blower. At the age of 22, I’ve run and managed 5 different businesses over the last few years and no doubt there will be more in the future. Richard has an epic business portfolio so I’m sure he’d have some wide words for me as I continue to build my own portfolio.