Tony was honoured in 2001 with an OBE for services to small firms and training. In 2012 he received from the IAB, at the House of Commons, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Enterprise. In late 2013 he received from Start Your Business magazine another Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tony is a business owner, of 30 years and co-owns the SFEDI Group including the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. He founded with Tina Boden the Enterprise Rockers Movement which promotes the annual, global #MicroBizMattersDay.
He is a professional speaker and has appeared at most major business events and venues in the UK most recently speaking either on ‘The Micro Enterprise Revolution’ to corporate and Government audiences and ‘10 Feisty Enterprise Tips’ to prospective and existing business owners.
Tony has written 7 books of fiction and non fiction, one play and much poetry. His two most recent books are ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’ and ‘Soculitherz on TV – 20 Feisty Enterprise Tips’. The books are unique in that they feature a mythical, fictional co-author and combine fiction, satire, humour and proven, practical, ‘grow your business tips’.