These leaders are changing our world for the better. We find out how they get the job done.
There are a handful of business leaders and industry figures in Britain who are changing the world.
Before launching his private jet empire Jackson worked in the world of digital marketing for car makers with his business Autotorq.
Before that he built and sold Global Beach, a creative agency which led digital marketing campaigns for the likes of Unilever, BT, Bentley Motors and HP.
He started Victor in 2011 after BMI cancelled its Palma de Mallorca to London route, which stopped Jackson from getting to his second home on the Spanish island.
Today he’s building his ‘Uber for the 1%’ so business people, celebrities and high-net-worths can all enjoy the service he’s always dreamed of.
A busy man, with big ideas, The Memo asked him how he gets it all done…
I get up at 5:50am and start my day with a 15-minute stretching session.
After stretching I do a short high intensity cardio workout on a cross trainer – the process of breathing and focussing on controlled movements feels like medicine for the mind and body – and then, time permitting, laps in the pool.
For breakfast I alternate between black coffee – my indulgence – and half a banana and a selection of dried fruit and nuts.
I am picked up from my home in the country, outside of London, just before 9am. The drive into Chelsea has me at the Victor office for 10am. I use the journey to tackle emails, calls and team briefings.
Early mornings are my most creative, productive part of the day.
Our own Victor charter booking app gives me a fantastic real-time view of how the company and team are performing 😉
I also love my Apple Watch for accessing instant notifications from Bloomberg and other media, for effective communication with my Executive Assistant or Chairman, and, of course, for chats with my wife and daughter.
I also regularly use the Siri function – I have become quite good at doing everything via voice.
I own an iPhone 7 in Space Grey – with 32GB of storage.
I meet with between 5 and 6 people a day but it can vary. Meetings might involve other CEOs, partners, customers, new hires, candidates, department heads and journalists.
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It’s a tough marketplace.
In a matter of half a dozen years, I have seen many new private jet charter ventures collapse, some in spectacular fashion and amplified by questionable practices.
My industry advice would be that we never lose sight of the truth that we all serve the most discerning customer group in the world and customer service and experience is the only thing that counts.
By 7pm I’m usually leaving the office, either heading to a client or team supper, or travelling back home to spend precious time with my family.
Once home, I find listening to music a great way to wind down from the demands of work.
I used to love playing with all sorts of bits and pieces from my model cars and planes. I could usually be found designing and assembling new toys from the pile of parts!
Sir Richard Branson – I’d ask him if he was ever afraid of what might happen if he took his foot off the gas.