Exhibition News October 2017 - Page 20

MY WORKING LIFE ANthONY SMIth Showlite’s sales director talks turnover growth, prog rock and the thrill of a launch show I was born in leafy Hampstead but moved to Dorking Surrey when I was four. My parents were hard working and believed in traditional values for their children. It’s the same for me, although I definitely take a bigger part in the ‘…δ΅ΡΌ΅‘…䁽˜΅δ‘₯±‘Ι•»Šé±₯Ω•ΜΈ)5䁙…Ρ‘•Θέ½Ι­•₯ΈΝ…±•Μ…Ή΅…Ι­•Ρ₯Ήœ™½ΘM΅₯ё́%Ή‘ΥΝΡΙ₯•Μ°•„)I•½Ι ½΅Α…Ήδ°…ΉΡ‘•Έέ…́Α…ΙЁ½˜Ρ‘”‘•Ω•±½Α΅•ΉΠ½˜„΅½‰₯±”)Α‘½Ή”½΅Α…ΉδΈ5䁡½Ρ‘•Θέ½Ι­•Α…ΙЁΡ₯΅”™½Θ„±½…°Ν½±₯₯ѽˊeΜΈ)Ё͍‘½½°$έ…́±₯­•‰δΡ‘”ΑΥΑ₯±Μ°…ΉΉ½ΠΝΌ΅Υ ‰δΡ‘”Ρ•…‘•ΙΜƒŠL$)Ρ‘₯Ή¬Ρ‘…Ёͅέ₯Ё…±°„(Θΐ)!…Ω₯ΉœΉ•Ω•Θ‘…„…ΐε•…ȁ…Ήέ…ΉΡ₯ΉœΡΌ‰Ι½…‘•Έ΅δ‘½Ι₯ι½ΉΜ°΅δ)™₯ΙΝЁ©½ˆέ…́…́„Ι•Ν•ΙΩ…Ρ₯½ΉΜ½ΉΝΥ±Ρ…ΉΠ™½Θ-Υ½Ή€QΙ…Ω•°Έ)I•…±₯Ν₯Ήœ$έ…́Ή•Ω•Θ½₯ΉœΡΌ…™™½Ι„΅½Ιѝ…”₯ΈΡ‘”M½ΥΡ …ΝΠ)έ½Ι­₯Ήœ₯ΈΡ‘”ΡΙ…Ω•°₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙδ₯Έ„©ΥΉ₯½ΘΙ½±”°$ΑΥΝ‘•™½ΘΑΙ½΅½Ρ₯½Έ)…Ή₯ΉΝΡ•…Ρ‘•δΑ½ΝΡ•΅”ΡΌM½Ρ±…ΉΈ)$±•™Π-Υ½Ή€QΙ…Ω•°™½Θ„½΅Α…Ήδέ‘ΌΙ…Έ„…Ι••Ί•α‘₯‰₯Ρ₯½Έ…Π)=±ε΅Α₯„ΈQ‘₯́©½ˆΡ‘•Έ•Ω½±Ω•₯ΉΡΌΙΥΉΉ₯ΉœI½¬M‘½½°°„Ή…Ρ₯½Ή…°)Ι½¬…ΉΑ½ΐ½΅Α•Ρ₯Ρ₯½Έ™½ΘΝ‘½½±Μ…Ή½±±•…Υ•ΜΈΉΥ΅‰•Θ)½˜ε•…Ί±…Ρ•Θ°…™Ρ•ΘΙ•ΡΥΙΉ₯Ήœ™Ι½΄ΥΝΡΙ…±₯„…Ή±₯Ω₯ΉœΑ•ΉΉ₯±•Ν́₯Έ)MΥΙ‰₯Ρ½Έ°$…ΑΑ±₯•ΡΌ…Έ…₯ΈQ‘”Q₯΅•ΜƒŠL„…ΙΑ•ΠΡ₯±”‘₯Ι”½΅Α…Ήδ)έ…ΉΡ₯Ήœ„Ν…±•Ν΅…ΈΈ™•άε•…Ί±…ѕȁ$έ…́…ΑΑΙ½…‘•‰δMΡ…ΉΌ)α‘₯‰₯Ρ₯½ΉΜ…ΉΡ‘”Ι•ΝЁ₯́‘₯ΝΡ½ΙδΈ))ΥΝЁёɕ”ε•…Ί…Ό°…±½Ήœέ₯Ρ A…Υ°]₯­Μ°A…Υ°M±…Ή•δ…ΉA…Υ°))½‘ΉΝ½Έ°έ”₯‘•ΉΡ₯™₯•„‘՝”½ΑΑ½ΙΡΥΉ₯Ρ䁙½ΘM‘½έ±₯Ρ”ΡΌΝΥΑΑ±δ‘₯ )ΕΥ…±₯Ρ䁕α‘₯‰₯Ρ₯½ΈΝ•ΙΩ₯•Μ½™™•Ι₯ΉœΡΙ…‘₯Ρ₯½Ή…°Ω…±Υ•Μ…Ή•α•ΑΡ₯½Ή…°)ΥΝΡ½΅•ΘΝ•ΙΩ₯”Έ=Υȁ‘՝”Ι½έΡ ₯ΈΡΥΙΉ½Ω•Θ…Ή±₯•ΉΠΙ•Ρ•ΉΡ₯½Έ‘…Μ)ΑΙ½Ω•έ”έ•Ι”Ι₯‘Ё…Ή'Še΄±½½­₯Ήœ™½Ι݅ɐΡΌΡ…­₯ΉœM‘½έ±₯Ρ”ΡΌ)Ρ‘”Ή•αЁ±•Ω•°Έ)=Έ΅δ‘•Ν¬$‘…Ω”΅δ±…ΑΡ½ΐ°„Α‘½ΡΌ½˜™Ι₯•Ή‘́…Ή•αΡ•Ή‘•™…΅₯±δ)₯Έ ½ΙΉέ…±°…Ή„½Α䁽˜α‘₯‰₯Ρ₯½Έ9•έΜƒŠL…Ήδ™Ι•”…‘́™½ΘΡ‘₯Μ)Α±Υœό)Ёё”έ••­•Ή‘́$΅…₯Ή±δ…Π…́„Ρ…ခ‘Ι₯ٕȁ™½Θ΅δ‘₯±‘Ι•ΈΈ)QΌ±•Π½™˜ΝΡ•…΄$Α±…δΝΑ½ΙΠ°‘Ι₯Ή¬‰••Θ…Ή±₯ΝΡ•ΈΡΌΑΙ½œΙ½¬Έ)ΉδΝΑ…Ι”Ρ₯΅”₯́ΝΑ•ΉΠΝ…₯±₯Ήœ°Α±…ε₯Ήœ½±˜°Α±…ε₯ΉœΡ•ΉΉ₯́½Θ±₯ΝΡ•Ή₯Ήœ)ΡΌ΅ΥΝ₯ŒΈ)=Ή”½˜΅δ™ΥΉΉ₯•ΝЁ΅½΅•ΉΡ́݅́…ΙΙ₯Ω₯Ήœ…Ё„‘½Ρ•°½Έ„΅½Ρ½Ι‰₯­”)ΡΌ‰”Ι••Ρ•‰δΝ•Ή₯½Θ‘½Ρ•°΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠΈ9½ΠΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…Ή‘₯Ήœ‘½άΡΌ)‰Ι…­”°$•Ή‘•Υΐ₯ΈΡ‘”΅…Ή₯ΥΙ•™±½έ•Ι‰•Έ)$…»ŠeЁΝ₯Ή±”½ΥЁ΅δ™…Ω½ΥΙ₯Ρ”•Ω•ΉΠΈ$±½Ω”Ρ‘”Ρ‘Ι₯±°½˜„±…ΥΉ Ν‘½ά)…Ή‰•₯Ήœ₯ΉΡ•Ι…°ΡΌΡ‘”½Ω•Ι…±°ΝՍ•Ν́½˜Ρ‘”•Ω•ΉΠΈ8)=Ρ½‰•Θ€ΘΐΔ܁π•α‘₯‰₯Ρ₯½ΉΉ•έΜΉΌΉΥ¬