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“Take the plunge before it’s too late – before you’re trapped in a conveyor belt career, but after you’ve learned enough to know that you can go back and get on that conveyor belt if you need to.”

Mark Neale started out as a strategy consultant after graduating with a physics degree, but quickly tapped into his entrepreneurial side, setting up a string of rollerblade stores and an educational toy retailer before founding Mountain Warehouse in 1997. Hanover Senior Adviser Guto Harri catches up with him on what it takes to start a business, the people culture at Mountain Warehouse, and how entrepreneurs can negotiate a ‘conveyor belt’ career. 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mark Neale is Founder and CEO of Mountain Warehouse. He read physics at Oxford and sold rollerblades, greeting cards and toys before founding Mountain Warehouse as a single shop in Swindon. The firm now has more than 200 branches across the world.


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