Founder & CEO, The King of Shaves Company Ltd
Following redundancy from my job in marketing in the early 1990’s, I founded King of Shaves – a company which is viewed as the cool, challenger brand to the established duo of Gillette & Wilkinson Sword. Eldest of three boys, my parents were teachers, educated at comprehensive school in Lowestoft, studied Mechanical Engineering at Porstmouth, will end my days designing and sailing yachts. Regarded (apparently) as the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur, plenty online (google Will King Shaves) and happy to talk on a mix of start up, inspiration, business growth, get it started, going and SPACE – am booked on Virgin Galactic Astronaut No. 74. Book published Sept 2009, ‘How to build a great business in tough times, the King of Shaves story’.
Write-up of one of his talks: http://www.speakers4schools.org/news-media/stalham-high-school-will-kings-visit-and-talk-business
Chief Sustainability Officer, Carillion PLC
Assembly Member and Former Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
Hotel & Property Investor
President of Murray Edwards College
Professor of Journalism