The takeaway worker who set up a fast-growing IT firm

By Amanda Fanoun · 25.01.2016 · 1 MIN READ

Originally published by the BBC

Working behind the counter of a Thai takeaway in south London, Mark Furness had hit rock bottom.

The Liverpudlian had previously successfully managed a technology business in the north of England, but he says that after its parent group had reneged on giving him a share of the company he quit on the spot.  Moving to London, aged 30 in 2004, to try to restart his career, he instead soon realised that he was “burnt out” by the vagaries of the business world.

Quickly running out of money, he found himself down on his luck. Out of financial desperation he had to swap selling computer equipment for Thai curries.

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Amanda Fanoun

I've been writing content about flexible office and technology since 2015 for essensys. My focus is to bring engaging and insightful perspectives to the flexible workspace sector of the commercial real estate industry.