Homeserve founder: 'This earring helped me build my £4bn business'

Richard Harpin, co-founder of Homeserve, explains how an earring taught him a business lesson as a young entrepreneur, when he ran a fly-fishing business, for our CEO Secrets series.

He went on to university and then worked as a management consultant, before taking the leap to start his home repairs business in 1993 from Newcastle. Homeserve was sold this year for £4.1bn.

Video by business digital reporter Dougal Shaw

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