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Today, Johnny and Nick interview maybe the most successful plumber in the world. Charlie Mullins bunked off school at age 9 and dropped out of school by 15, started working for himself by 19, and never looked back. They run over 120 trucks on the road and over 150 staff, doing around 20 million pounds a year. Charlie’s company, Pimlico Plumbers clears drains for James bond and the Prime minister.
Pimlico Plumbers: The UK’s largest independent plumbing company and the most recognized plumbing company in the world. They have expanded into all sorts of services for the home and work around the clock…24 hours a day.
Best small business tip from his book Bog-Standard Business: Give someone the best service you can give them. You can buy it on Amazon!
Charlie likes to employ a great mix of people. He had Buster working for him at 104 cleaning vans. Charlie knows the value of having older team members and younger people. Charlie thinks we can learn something from older and younger people.
Business is like making a cake: a bit of this and a bit of that. Eventually, you will find the right mix. When you get the right mix, stick with it.
Charlie has a fantastic small business, and is a wonderful guy. Charlie gave us, and our listeners an open invitation to come see their offices if you find yourself in London.
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