Having no definite career plans for the future,
he decided to follow his dad into the Tyneside
shipyards where he worked for the next nine
Gavin found that his income was simply a wage,
and certainly not a living; he had also developed
a love for surfing and was finding his income
insufficient and his job restricting. In order
to pursue his desire for freedom and surfing
equipment, Gavin had an idea.
Maybe he could set up his own business making
wetsuits. After deep consideration of the high
running costs and massive debt which can be
incurred in a conventional business, he decided
Fortunately for Gavin, a friend introduced him
to a fantastic business opportunity, Kleeneze.
Last year Gavin earned just short of £400,000
(at least four times more than our Prime minister,
Tony Blair), building his Kleeneze business
on a part-time basis with his partner, Bonnie.
Gavin was presented with Distributor of the
Year award in 1994, and was made a Kleeneze
On the subject of success, Gavin
Scott says, "I do not see myself as
successful yet, as I know how big Kleeneze
will get, success is different for lots of people,
and I have a long way to go yet."
While we chat, I get the distinct feeling that
Gavin is not fishing for compliments, but being
completely honest! There he is with his top
of the range cars, beautiful properties and
earning £50,000 a month and yet he does
not feel like a great success. Lord have mercy!
Give me that kind of money and you would certainly
see me grinning like an insane Cheshire cat.
Just in case you are wondering, Kleeneze
Europe Ltd was founded back in 1923 by the then
Lord Mayor of Bristol, Harry Crook.
The company is a founder member of the D.S.A.
and has traded in profit every year, and during
the war. Still based at the original site in
Hanham, Bristol, the company has been visited
by many famous names including Queen Mary in
1941 and Margaret Thatcher in 1979.
During 1995, Kleeneze was acquired by Farepak
plc, the hamper and meat processing company
from Swindon, and has continued to grow at a
vast rate, now with a £70+ million a year
turnover per annum. Farepak has since changed
it's name to Kleeneze Europe Ltd.
Gavin joined Kleeneze
in 1992, and his business turnover is now in
excess of £3.8 million per month. He says,
"Anyone can join and make money from day
one, with training and support, they can make
the same money as me. You need no skill whatsoever.
The training we use is really about teaching
people skills and industry knowledge."
My friend Bob Park, came round one evening and
in his excitement tried to sell me the idea
of catalogues and Kleeneze and telling me how
much money someone can make. That night I was
due to visit some friends and I told Bob I was
What he did do was leave me a short video all
about it and I watched it a few days later.
The video showed me lots of people in beautiful
locations some of these people were old, blind,
deaf and on man had one leg! I thought if they
can do it and make so much money, then I can
do it too.
Gavin was talking from his penthouse apartment,
which overlooks the sea in Tyneside. Bonnie,
Gavin's partner, was also present during the
interview and she talked at length about the
education and training, which they share with
Previously Bonnie was a care working working
long hours for average pay. "The books
and training we use also expands into the family
life and my son David has benefited from this.
By listening to tapes while we drive or reading
inspirational and informative literature your
business will boom whatever you do."
Later the couple will visit their beautiful
farm house which is set in 30 acres of land,
"It is a retreat or a holiday home we don't
have any plans for living there permanently
we have meetings there and the kids love it,
so does the dog. Certainly beats staying in
a caravan", laughs Bonnie.
From speaking with this couple, one cannot help
feeling the sense of genuine warmth and a huge
desire to help their team prosper. The couple
have enjoyed all expenses paid trips from Kleeneze
to Bali, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Florida Keys, Australia,
Arizona, a Caribbean Cruise, Malta, Monte Carlo
and Rome. These conferences are available to
anyone who registers and builds a Kleeneze business.
Ask yourself what you would do with £50,000
per month ? I remember the first time I met
Gavin Scott, it was three years ago at a meeting
held in the North of England and at the time
he was earning £16,000 a month.
What struck me then was how approachable and
friendly he actually was. With his ponytail
and shy smile Gavin seemed very humble, watching
him speak was very inspiring and clear that
this man though humble is definitely not timid.
Bonnie has also engaged herself in public speaking
and certainly will be doing more in the future
but she does say that "I am still going
through my personal development and I feel fine
about Gavin being seen in the spotlight, he
has so much to teach right now."
One day you may get the chance to meet Gavin
and Bonnie, you will see what I mean. Bonnie
looks very much like the little lady but don't
mistake humbly for timid. This woman knows a
thing or two about business and personal development.
Leaders are readers. If you want wealth then
you need to study wealth, if you want happiness
then study those who are happy and if you want
it all, health wealth and happiness, then let
me recommend a great case study, Gavin
Scott and Bonnie Arapes. Here are two ordinary
people achieving extraordinary success.
Their main aim and purpose is to help as many
people help themselves. Using Gods own work
ethic we wish you all the best for your futures
and it is evident why you are "The Real
Achievers Dec 2001" for Enterprise City.