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Sir Charles Dunstone is the founder and Chairman of both Carphone Warehouse plc & TalkTalk plc. In 1989, Dunstone set up Carphone Warehouse (CPW) with £6,000 of his savings and began selling mobile phones out of his flat in Marylebone. The company grew rapidly and today has over 2,400 stores across Europe, principally under the Phone House brand. In 2003, he launched TalkTalk, which now has over 5 million customers, he was also appointed chairman of TalkTalk in 2010.He was a non-executive director of The Daily Mail and General Trust Plc from 2001 until 2012 and a non-executive director of Independent Media Distribution Plc (now Independent Media Distribution Limited) from 2002 until 2011.

Social & philanthropic background

Sir Charles has been chairman of the Prince's Trust since 2009 and a member of its Council since 2000. In June 2012, he received a Knighthood for services to the telecommunications industry and his charitable work. He was recently appointed chairman of the Royal Museums Greenwich, is a high profile ambassador for the Blue Marine Foundation and supports many other organisations through his own grant making charity the Charles Dunstone Charitable Trust. 

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BlastBeat

BlastBeat

Robert Stephenson

Blastbeat Education UK Is a registered UK charity (no 1136121) that has developed a multi-award winning social enterprise programme that leverages young people’s interest in Music & Sport to engage them in learning life skills and more.

Just priceless!

Meeting Sir Charles Dunstone and having an hour of his undivided attention, opinions, insights and advice was just priceless and has affected and informed my business plan going forward. This would not have happened without Expert Impact, so thank you so much to them and of course to Sir Charles.

Goodwill Solutions

Goodwill Solutions

Mike Britton

Goodwill Solutions CIC (GWS) is a social business that offers third party logistics by providing warehousing and distribution services for national supermarket groups and overseas furniture manufacturers.

The match was there

Sir Charles has grown a small business into a huge commercial success - something I am trying to do - so getting his advice on our plans to scale was incredibly valueable. 

Bio-Bean

Bio-Bean

Arthur Kay

bio-bean ® is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels.

Just fantastic

It was absolutely incredible to get so much of Sir Charles' time. He brings years of experience and a huge amount of success to the table. It was great to be able to ask for his advice on how to make my business a success. 

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