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Lifeline

1950

Born on 18 June, the youngest of three children. Growing up in Peterborough and remaining in the area to the present day

1965

Left Lincoln Road for Boys with no qualifications

1974

Became a self-employed window cleaner

1975

Wrightway Decorating and Property Maintenance was created

1977

First nursery shop opened – Rainbow Warehouse, 1229 Bourges Boulevard, New England, Peterborough

1979

Wrightway Decorating renamed Marville Properties

1979

Rainbow Warehouse sold as an ongoing business. Second nursery shop, newly named Kiddicare was created in Orton Centre, Peterborough

1984

Orton Centre shop sold as an ongoing business. Opened third nursery shop in Church Street, Werrington and another in Market Deeping

1989

Marville Properties known as one of the larger residential landlords in Peterborough

1990

Marville Properties diversify into Commercial Properties with the 
acquisition of shops, offices, pubs, restaurants and small warehouses

1999

kiddicare.com launched

2000

Marville Properties diversify into large Industrial Warehousing and the Retail Sector, buying and building in excess of 600,000 sq. ft. of buildings

2002

Opened fifth nursery shop on Lincoln Road, Werrington (adjacent to Mancetter Square)

2008

Leased Lincoln Road premises

2008

Kiddicare, sixth nursery shop relocate to Cygnet Park, Hampton

2011

Kiddicare sold to Morrisons Supermarket for £70M, a world record for an independent baby nursery shop

2012

Rapid expansion in to joint ventures and new companies, focussing on the construction of bespoke offices plus high end residential developments throughout the Midlands. An example of companies include Yocuda (your customer data) and Vinoteca (wine bars)

2013

Purchase 180-boat Marina

2014

Retain a portfolio of property in the region of £50M, increase Joint Venture Partnerships

2015

Diversify in to converting offices into apartments

2016

Autobiography released, The Answer is Yes Now What is the Question. Written to motivate, inspire and help other entrepreneurs exceed in business

2017

Sold Lincoln Road premises to Lidl