I Love Mondays (Ebook)

The autobiography of Sir Alec Reed CBE

Alec Reed, Judi Bevan

The remarkable life story of the founder of Reed Employment

Alec Reed, founder of the internationally successful Reed Employment and its sister company Reed Executive, is now in his late seventies but still a dynamic and imposing figure, with an engaging personality that conceals his shrewd flair for business. From humble beginnings, he seized every opportunity that offered, clawing his way up from working on a milk round, to drudgery as a City office boy, until he had his first big break when Gillette took him on as a management trainee.

This is his remarkable story. Building on his early success with employment and recruitment agencies, he was able to develop his charitable interests - his first such venture was with drug addicts in Covent Garden in the 1960s, leading eventually to the establishment of the Alec Reed Foundation in 1989. Since then it has donated more than £18 million to good causes, and it supports many other charities including the Royal Opera House in London.

This eagerly awaited autobiography is both an enjoyable account of a richly varied life and an inspirational insight into an exceptionally successful entrepreneur's imagination.

Publication date: 05/01/2012


ISBN: 9781847657671

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B0069T113Q

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Business & Management

Alec Reed

Alec Reed

Judi Bevan

Judi Bevan

Judi Bevan is a freelance financial journalist and writer. She began her career on the Investors Chronicle as a trainee reporter in 1975. From there she moved to Financial Weekly, the Daily Mail and the Sunday Telegraph working as a financial reporter. She moved to the Sunday Times as deputy City editor in 1986, leaving three years later to write a novel, The Insiders, a City thriller. In 1989 she published The New Tycoons, co-authored with her future husband. For most of the 1990s she wrote a personal profile of a leading business figure each week for the Sunday Telegraph business section. She has also written for a variety of other publications including the Evening Standard, Financial Times and Harpers & Queen. She lives in London with her husband John Jay and daughter Josephine Chun Rui.