Sir Charles Dunstone is the founder and Chairman of both Carphone Warehouse plc & TalkTalk plc. In 1989, Dunstone started 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 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.
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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