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Building a Billion

The story of John McCarthy

By Charlie Berridge

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About the Author

Charlie Berridge

Charlie Berridge was born on the Glorious 11th August in 1949. He attended the King's School at Ely where he fagged for Alan Yentob but not the future Lord Browne. He wanted to farm, became a ten pound pommie and joined the Royal Agricultural College as a "mature" and married student. His first proper job was at the Golden Wonder potato crisp company in Market Harborough. Having learned about ... Read more on Charlie Berridge

Contents Listing

Foreword

1. The Defining Moment
2. Birth, Bombs and Billericay
3. Bullies, Bottles and Burst Appendix
4. Wood, Rock and Stone
5. Cars, Construction and McCarthy And Stone
6. Sons, Separation, Gabbie and Gwen
7. Sites, Suites and Sheer Hard Work
8. Fast Cars, Fast Yachts
9. Moving Into Shelter
10. Stormy Waters
11. Planes, Planning and Pickets
12. Good People, Bad People
13. Riding High, Diving Deep
14. Critics, Concerns and Crisis Management
15. Straight Shooting
16. What Goes Up Must Come Down
17. McCarthy On Stone
18. Any Other Business?
Foreword

1. The Defining Moment
2. Birth, Bombs and Billericay
3. Bullies, Bottles and Burst Appendix
4. Wood, Rock and Stone
5. Cars, Construction and McCarthy And Stone
6. Sons, Separation, Gabbie and Gwen
7. Sites, Suites and Sheer Hard Work
8. Fast Cars, Fast Yachts
9. Moving Into Shelter
10. Stormy Waters
11. Planes, Planning and Pickets
12. Good People, Bad People
13. Riding High, Diving De ...

Jacket Text

John McCarthy MBE, of McCarthy & Stone, is a self-made multimillionaire. He and his family have been long-term members of The Times Rich List. One of the best examples of the self-made man, John started working life at fifteen as a "chippy". Every venture he has embarked on, he has achieved with drive and success. His legendary reputation is as the most successful builder of retirement homes across Europe. He has also built and skippered winning ocean-racing yachts. He has owned and run a top polo team. He became a big game hunter and avid game bird shooter, underwater diver, skier and squash player. He makes other septuagenarians look really old.

In this book John McCarthy recounts his fascinating life story so far. But these are not just the interesting memoirs of a successful man. John's tussles with bankers and lawyers, planners and politicians, Government red tape and political autocracy, competitors and recalcitrant employees tell a story that has real relevance to all aspiring entrepreneurs in whatever field of endeavour. John McCarthy's rules of engagement and how to build a billion pound company are as topical now as they were when he did it.

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Media Review

Rages to riches tale- Bournemouth Daily Echo23 May 2011

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