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 against it.
Fortunately for Gavin, a friend introduced him to a fantastic business
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 Business
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
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 not interested.
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
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 their team.
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
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
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