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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