Shaper: Clive Jackson

Stranded after a cancelled flight, Clive Jackson came up with the idea for Victor – an on-demand, private jet charter business. Spotting a gap in the market for a private jet share scheme, he launched Victor in 2011 and it has grown rapidly, revolutionising the jet charter industry with an on-demand, fully transparent and subscription free global market place.

Prior to Victor, Clive founded Global Beach, one of the UK’s leading digital agencies, in 1993 providing design and build web services to many Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 Companies, working with brands such as Bentley Motors, the American Automobile Association, Britvic, Canon, Casio, The Daily Telegraph and The Financial Times. In 2001 he spun out Autotorq.com, a new business providing bespoke dealer marketing and services to automotive manufacturers and their dealer networks across 26 countries.

Follow Clive on Twitter @cj_flyvictor.

 

“I like solving problems, I am a technologist.”

“We can solve a lot of the world’s problems if we can learn how to apply ourselves.”

“If you can give the customer what they want then you’ve got the recipe for the beginnings of a good business.”

“I drew on my past experience to determine how to build a digital platform that would combine a high touch, white glove service, where you look after the world’s elite.”

“The process of building a team is one of the most challenging aspects of building a business.”

“You go through a lot of heartache building relationships and putting time and effort into building individuals to help them develop themselves within your organisation.”

“For any business owner, you have to recognise that you’ve got to be fair have to have the ability to listen and understand the impact of your decisions on others.”

“Life is all about a series of difficult challenges.”

“You need to look forward to being challenged because that gives you a chance to grow.”

“You never stop learning.”

“We are looking at all aspects as part of our carbon reduction programme.”

“I believe that if we want to make a difference, we have to take people with us on this journey.”