Good fortune by itself is no guarantee of achievement without hard work and perseverance. With success comes responsibility. Giving back brings its own rewards. Opportunities should be seized and endeavour deserves encouragement. These are the principles by which John Kennedy lives.
His message is clear: “Success comes through ideas and enterprise. People who start out, as I did, with literally nothing, must have the opportunity to create great businesses. Once these are successful, the challenge is then for them to plant the seeds for further growth, so that others may prosper.”
His biggest source of pride and inspiration remains his loving family. Their support stands at the centre of everything he has accomplished. He has two sons, two daughters and a growing number of grandchildren.
“It’s been a long journey from when I first started up in business to where I am today, with a lot of twists and turns along the way. Throughout it all I’ve been fortunate enough to have a great family behind me every step of the way.”
Photograph by Paul McMullin