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Kim Winser OBE

Kim Winser
Businesswoman & British Fashion Queen - Saviour of Britain’s Luxury Brands

Kim was born on March 11th 1959 in Helensburgh, to a Welsh Mother and an English Father. Kim is the second of four siblings, brought up near Portsmouth – where her father was based with the Royal Navy after Faslane – she was educated at Purbrook Grammar School in Hampshire.

Her passion for selling began when she was 13, working on Saturdays in a shoe shop and on Sundays at a newsagent. The headmaster at her grammar school, despaired when she told him she would not be going to university. "I can't bear the thought of you just working at a till," he told her, when she broke the news that she was joining Marks & Spencer's management scheme.

Ryan Young

Ryan Young and Paulo Nutini
From Cardross Primary to T in the Park: Award winning fiddle player and one of Scotland’s brightest musical talents

Ryan was born on the 27th October 1990 at the Vale of Leven hospital. He became interested in music during his early years at Cardross Primary School, when he would spend much of his spare time singing. He fell in love with the violin after watching Scottish music legend Aly Bain play on television.