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.’