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Simon Calver

Chairman of UK Business Angels Association,, and Firefly Learning

Simon Calver was CEO at Lovefilm for seven years, one of the successes of the UK venture industry – leading its eventual exit to Amazon in 2011 and then went on to become CEO of Mothercare PLC.

Simon previously worked at multi-nationals such as Unilever, led PepsiCo in the UK, and was general manager at Dell. He was previously Chair at and Gousto and is currently chairman of the UK Business Angels Association.

Simon was head of BGF’s earlier-stage investments until June 2020. Simon still works alongside BGF as a member of its Talent Network and Chairman of BGF portfolio companies and Firefly Learning.

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Chapter 1 outlines the concept of mission and how the breakthrough brands of today have succeeded by building a mission that inspires belief, generates a following and instils a purpose beyond profit.