Sir Tom Hunter

Entrepreneur

Biography

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.

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