Stephen Mason BSc, was born a thalidomide child with acute dyslexia and leaving school with no qualifications and with the record for the most amount of beatings received by child (32), the most amount of punishments, the most amount of fish fingers eaten in 20 minutes (23), and the under twelves one like the butterfly record (still stands).
Stephen went on to trial for under 18s England Rugby and to obtain a 2.1 degree in IT and work in investment banking, implementing IT trading floors, where he paid off his mortgage at 29 and financially retired at 32, he ran the London marathon and canoed the length of the Thames.
Stephen started all of his businesses from zero. He has had an eclectic mix of businesses, ranging from a hedge fund to a recruitment company, to a management consultancy and a software company. His businesses had a combined £75 million turnover and 400 staff globally. He has made 11 multimillionaires, his business investments are over £2 million and he has generated over £100 million in tax revenue.
The company he founded was sold for $129 million in 2019 and he is in the top 9,000 UK people measured by ultra high net worth individuals, and in the top 0.1% UK highest taxable income earners, and is a UK taxpayer and resident.
He also saved a local 300 seat theatre, developing a business model which has since been adopted by many regional theatres. He helped lead the global thalidomide campaign for successfully obtaining a UK government apology and an index link settlement. He drove his car around the world, down the world, and up the world, covering 150,000 km over 3.5 years and costing £250,000.
He created and is currently working on the Mason Foundation, and entrepreneurially developed the “Community Mile” which addresses inequalities in the local community, allowing people to help themselves as much as they are possible. Also innovated “Propel” which places mental disability youngsters into meaningful employment.
He has significant business investment in Match Poker, a global non-gambling E sport, recognised by the Olympic Committee, which helps to bring communities together, allowing mental stimulation, and easing mental health problems of depression, loneliness and anxiety.
Also owning property surveying, construction and development companies. A firm believer in a realistic and positive attitude, saying it the way it is, keeping fit and a healthy diet.
Regularly speaking in public on the subject of successful serial entrepreneurship, implementing physical and mental disability into the workplace, business innovation and financial sustainability; and providing a hands on approach to nurturing the CEO’s of the future through incubation and start up investment.