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The companies I have founded

My dad owned Walsall Photofinishers, a small black & white photofinishing company - a photo lab.  We processed the films for Boots and other chemists (drug stores), and photo shops.  I started at an early age, and could do any of the jobs in the photo lab - working in the darkroom, making prints, driving a daily delivery route.  We were later bought by Napcolour Ltd.  I worked for them for a short while, in Chester.  I also went to photographic college at Wednesbury tech, but left after a year.  I had too many new business ideas to become a photographer.