My First Million — Lesley Pearse, author

Picture By Jim Wileman - 05/11/2015 Best selling author Lesley Pearse, pictured near her home, in Babbacombe, South Devon.
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‘Writing was my saviour when I couldn’t sleep for worry’

Lloyd Amsdon at his shop Watchfinder & Co in London. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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My First Million — Lloyd Amsdon

Timely reminder of the value of quality

Picture By Jim Wileman - Bob Lindo pictured in the Camel Valley Vineyard, near Bodmin, Cornwall.

My First Million — Bob Lindo

Cornish viticulturist whose vintage spreads far and wide

Oliver Tress
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My First Million — Oliver Tress

Founder of the Oliver Bonas chain now has 44 stores

Richard Corrigan

My First Million — Richard Corrigan, chef

Hard work is a key ingredient for patron of three top restaurants

Dean Richmond of Pets Corner photographed in Lewes for Money FT.
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My First Million — Dean Richmond

Pet shop chain plans to open one shop a month

Sophie Cornish and Holly Tucker, founders of

My First Million — Holly Tucker

Online gift business started from a kitchen table

Michael Vaughan with the Ashes replica, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, Sep 05. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Patrick Eagar Collection via Getty Images)
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Best of Money: My First Million

Former England cricket captain puts his investments to the test

JAson Kingsley

My First Million — Jason Kingsley

A ‘knight’ on the charge in the software industry

Ross Williams, Founder and CEO of Global Personals Ltd. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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My first million — Ross Williams

He set up a dating site and met his wife online

My first million — Nick Jenkins

Founder of Moonpig earned £42m from sale of the online card company

My First Million — Steve Gross

Angling to stay in business for the long term

My First Million — Dougal Gunn Sharp

The recession was good for my craft brewery

My First Million — Neil Warnock

Life with the stars for the music impresario

My First Million — Colin Stevens

Bathroom supplier survived the recession with cash in the bank

My First Million — Rob Halliday-Stein

Online bullion dealer achieved £96m sales in 2013-14

My First Million — William Watkins

Farmer who found money in them thar hills

Knowledge is power — and profit

From small beginnings, company now works with BA, HSBC and the NHS

My First Million — John Styring

Children’s book publisher tells his success story

My First Million — William Buick

Flat out in the saddle with the up and coming jockey


We interview people who have made a million pounds or are well on their way towards making a million and ask them how they have made it to where they are today. From the first jobs they did to the most expensive item they have ever bought we ask the questions you want to know the answers to.

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