Nick Wheeler

Founder & Chairman, Charles Tyrwhitt

Apr 3, 2020

New Thinking Leaders podcast

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Nick Wheeler is the founder of menswear retailer Charles Tyrwhitt. Launched in 1986 as a mail-order shirt business whilst still at university, the company now has over 40 stores in the UK, Paris and America and a thriving online business which accounts for 65% of sales worldwide.

He is also a non-executive director of The White Company, and was awarded an OBE for his services to retail in 2017.

In this in-depth conversation, he reflects on his entrepreneurial ventures – from photography to Christmas trees, describes the dangers of losing focus whilst running your own business, and explains the importance of inner self-belief to sell products and “kick down doors”.

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