It has only taken 541 years, but eventually he had to go.

In the Great British tradition William was a multi-tasking renaissance man – Merchant, Diplomat, Writer, Printer and Retailer.

He is credited with being the most likely person to have introduced the Printing Press to England, in 1476, thereby starting the first information revolution. Whether he realised the impact it would have is anyones guess – but as he went on to be the earliest forerunner of Waterstones he obviously knew a good idea when he saw it.

There are a lot of jobs that this country needs filling.

In the first quarter of 2017 alone there were 750,000 job vacancies, a record of over 34 Million people in work, 27 Million of those in full time employment and the lowest unemployment figures we’ve had for 42 years.

Don’t worry, this isn’t a political rant.  I mention these official stats to make a point.