THIS WEEK IN 2000: Entrepreneur ready for £100m jackpot

Entrepreneur: Rob Terrys share of his company, The Innovation Group, was worth about �93m on paper
Entrepreneur: Rob Terrys share of his company, The Innovation Group, was worth about �93m on paper

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A Portsmouth entrepreneur took time to reflect as his business skills brought him a personal wealth of more than £100m.

Rob Terry, the founder of The Innovation Group, was set to hit the jackpot with the £241m flotation of his software firm on the stock market.

The former Highbury College student was chairman and chief executive of the company – which he predicted could be worth £1bn in time – and was propelled among the top 300 richest people in Britain.

Mr Terry said: ‘After leaving school I took A-levels in maths and computer studies at Highbury and then started at John Brown’s.

‘Honestly, I was just eager to get out to work and earn a living.’