Five minutes with John Watson OBE

We caught up with renowned printing entrepreneur and philanthropist John Watson OBE.

In business what was your main goal?

Perfection in Print. We were always striving for this to meet the exacting demands of clients. If it wasn’t perfect it wasn’t good enough.

What makes a successful entrepreneur?

Never giving up. You will make mistakes along the way. Never let them put you off. We all make mistakes in life – why should business be any different?

What five tips would you give to a budding entrepreneur?  

  • Don’t run out of money.
  • Believe in yourself
  • Perfect your product
  • Work hard
  • Seek advice from other successful entrepreneurs

What is your most important professional achievement?

To be voted Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015

What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?

Seeing the labels we produced at John Watson and Company on bottles all over the world

If you want to hear more from come to An Evening with John Watson OBE on 10 October in Glasgow