Having worked at Jacobson Group for nearly 25 years Tony knows a thing or two about the shoe business. He was appointed MD of Jacobson Group in 2011 and prior to this worked his way through the ranks at Jacobson Group, starting as a sales rep with the company in 1994 covering the Midlands area.
Tony learnt the ropes in sales when he worked in the men’s clothing sector and also the soft drinks industry in his early twenties, this followed a time of travelling where he says he learnt ‘many life lessons’. Proud of his attendance at the ‘University of Life’ Tony is testament to the saying ‘there is no substitute for hard work’, his commitment to the Jacobson Group business is unequivocal.
Acknowledged for his balanced approach, Tony is responsible for the £35 million business that Jacobson Group is today. Recent achievements have included further development of the group from a UK only business to an international branded business. Highlights include Gola’s presence in 40 countries and the set up and operation of a USA subsidiary. Other brands in the group’s portfolio include Lotus, Ravel, Frank Wright and Dunlop.
When he’s not thinking shoes and business, Tony is a frustrated golfer, a keen runner and he has a passion for food and all things Tottenham Hotspur!