How Phil Fraser became a sounding board for Yorkshire's entrepreneurs
Phil Fraser is an experienced entrepreneur who acts as sounding board for those who wish to grow their business during times of upheaval.
Sometimes our lives really are shaped by “sliding doors” moments. A quirky turn of events or snap decision can seal our fate.
Two decades ago, Phil Fraser was taking the first steps on his entrepreneurial journey, after leaving the security of a job at William Hill, when he was offered the chance to work for somebody else.
“As the business was just starting to grow, I was offered a job in a digital advertising agency but I turned it down. I wanted to develop my own company so I could see where it would take us.”
At the time, it might have seemed like a risk. But Mr Fraser’s faith in his own business acumen was not misplaced.
“My business plan was launched on a kitchen table,’’ he recalled.