Our Mentor programme will offer our guidance and support from concept to expansion, giving direction in all areas of business. Crate Park is not just about providing an exciting environment with which to work in, but more about providing the right environment to be successful.
Shaf Rasul, SRA Ventures Ltd
By 1999 Shaf Rasul was already a self-made multi-millionaire with an extensive investment portfolio that would allow him to take it easy for the rest of his life. Maybe the time had come for the one of Scotland’s most successful entrepreneurs to slow down and set-up a comfortable lifestyle business that would allow him to pursue other interests like business mentoring and philanthropy. It was at that time Rasul – who starred as one of new Dragons in an online version of the BBC’s Dragons Den – established E-Net Computers.
Within a decade E-net went on to become the largest storage media distributor in Europe and one the biggest buyers of optical storage products in the world. The business grew exponentially after forging partnerships with the world’s top optical media manufacturers. A global import/export hub in Dubai and a £5million distribution centre at Edinburgh Airport were established to support the growth of the business which recorded peak sales of £67.2million during 2004-05.
In 2006 Ernst and Young Scottish Young Entrepreneur of the Year and was ranked 19th in a Management Today 2008 survey of the UK’s top 100 entrepreneurs. He has also been included in the Asian 100, a list of the most successful members of the British Asian community.
David Jones, MD of THIRTY30
Described by many as a likeable PR professional and high value networker that is used to being accountable and delivering results. He has also been a Group Sales & Marketing Manager for an M&E contractor that had a turnover on £32m when David started working with them. After a 3-year period of change and strategy implementation they had a turnover in excess of £64m, a successful trade sale to a multi-billion Euro Dutch firm Imtech followed and at this point (2011) it was time to venture out into agency life again. Prior to that David had run a full service creative agency in Preston, Manchester and London for nearly 10 years. THIRTY30 is an award winning full service creative agency based in Manchester and with clients in London with a construction and energy bias. David is also the National Chairman of the Forum for the Built Environment overseeing operations throughout the UK.
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