Jack Glendinning: Warmup

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Jack Glendinning
Age: 32
Company: Warmup

Glendinning was managing farms and forestry estates when in 1994 he saw some electrically heated tiles in South Africa. Instead of starting alone he joined Mike Curry, who was then running tile company Warmup. After a stuttering start and a long period of R&D Its tiles are now sold in Topps Tiles, Tiles-R-Us, independent tile shops, and a variation is available in Focus Wickes and other ‘sheds’. Turnover is now at £3.5m and next up are the US, Portugal and Spain.

2016 update:

To date, Warmup claims to have sold more than 2.1 million of its systems to customers in more than 60 countries around the world, with subsidiary operations in 11. Glendinning stepped down from his role as director of the company in 2005. From 2007 to 2009, he served as director of Twelve Rosary Gardens Management – a residential property management firm in London.

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