Tom set up his first business with a £5K loan from his father & a £5k loan from the bank. He started selling trainers from the back of a van & went on to build Europe’s largest independent sports retailer, Sports Division, which he sold for £290m in 1998. Tom set up private equity partnership West Coast Capital in 2001 & combined with a significant commitment to philanthropy, he has invested more than £50m in social causes through The Hunter Foundation. He was knighted in 2005.
Economics Editor of ITV News
Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council
Chairman, UN Association of the UK
Professor of Physics, Imperial College London
Founder & CEO, The King of Shaves Company Ltd