kb-network    People 10 Jul 2017

We speak to John Elliot, Executive Chairman of Ebac about life, luck and British manufacturing

Ebac aimed to bring back the manufacturing of washing machines to the British market, and with great success. We spoke exclusively to John Elliot about the company and his personal path to success…


Where are you from?

The North East of England


What made you choose your career?       

Ambition, fate, chance


What is the best part of your job?

Seeing staff at all levels fulfil their potential


What is the toughest part of your job?

Dealing with poor performance


Which product most inspires you?

Dyson vacuum cleaners


Which have been your favourite projects so far and why?

Designing and manufacturing a range of washing machines, because it helps the UK economy too


Who inspires you personally?

People generally who work hard to be a success


Current music choices:

Definitely Blues Jazz


Are there any TV programmes you never miss?

Strictly Come Dancing


What is your favourite place in the world?

The Lake District


Best book you’ve ever read:

Cain and Abel


Outside of work, what’s your passion in life?

Watching sport of any kind


Social media: love it or loathe it?

Neither love or loathe particularly, I use Twitter and Facebook a little


Which three words would you use to describe yourself?

Inquisitive, persistent, overweight


What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Never chase money, chase success and if you achieve success money will chase you



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