An inspirational article that we think deserves a read – Robin Hutson, founder and chief executive of the boutique hotel chain Home Grown Hotels, proves that you can succeed and your dreams will come true with perseverance, determination and hard work.
“I managed to screw up all my O-levels, and wasn’t invited to sixth-form college, so I had to find something else to do. At the age of 16 I wasn’t interested in doing much apart from chasing girls, and my mother said ‘well, you always liked messing around in the kitchen.”
She advised her son to enrol on a course in hotel and catering operations, which whetted his appetite for a career in the hospitality industry.
He went on to establish the popular Hotel du Vin chain in 1994, which made him a multi-millionaire 10 years later when he and his business partner sold the company for £66m.