John Griffin

Founder at Addison Lee

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“There's no ingredient in me, that they [the average person] haven't got. They should say to themsevles, 'if he can do it', I can do it”

John Griffin

Founder at Addison Lee

“Some people say you can't be happy with money. That's nonsense. Money is great, it's wonderful.”

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John Griffin founded Addison Lee in Battersea in 1975.

Since then, he has transformed the entire cab industry in the UK – if you’re living in the UK and London, you will most likely have heard of them, and will most likely have had a ride in one of their cars. Indeed, Addison Lee carries 10 million passengers a year and over half of FTSE 100 companies have a corporate account with them.

The company has a turnover exceeding £170m and exemplifies a remarkable success story. John was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009-10. In July 2011 John was interviewed by LeadersIn – his wisdom, brilliance, and inspirational character shine throughout the interview. 

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