Everyone knows that real influence and power in the office rests with the personal assistants that keep their boss’s running.
Employees often turn to the aide to suss-out the boss’s mood, company heads rely on them for office gossip; but more importantly, PAs are trusted with the most confidential corporate and personal information only privy to the company’s inner-circle.
He co-founded one of the biggest names in retail, but American Zev Siegl has the manner of an enthusiastic schoolteacher.
That’s because he initially taught history at a school in Seattle before launching Starbucks with Gerald Baldwin and Gordon Bowker in 1971. It is now the largest global coffeehouse company with over 20,000 outlets.
A businessman embroiled in a six-year legal battle with Barclays has discovered internal bank memos highlighting that he was Jewish.
Jeffrey Morris, an entrepreneur and investor from Leeds, first fought Barclays in court a few years ago after millions of pounds he owed in business loans were converted into personal debt by the bank, leading him into bankruptcy.
Former Immanuel College student Jennifer Murad used to spend hours in the National Army Museum in Chelsea, south-west London.
She would sit by the glass cases, sketching the military jackets worn by British officers who fought in the First World War, as part of the research for her A Level art exam — for which she received an A*.