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Parliamentary privilege

Govan story

Parliamentary privilege

The people we've encountered in setting up Govan have made us smile, and given us plenty of stories. This is among the highlights. In setting up the business, I'd been invited to a reception at the Houses of Parliament. The badge of the person next to me said "David Pun - Director, Harvey Nichols". Exactly the sort of retailer I really wanted to talk to. He was the owning family's board representative. We met frequently. I showed him the evolving styles, and he provided useful feedback which I recognised with the occasional lunch. One day, he said we were off to the Ritz...

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Meeting my teacher

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Meeting my teacher

The other day I ran into the primary teacher who'd first taught me about King Arthur. As well as to sing "shoo fly", and to spell the word "chocolate". It's funny how some things stick in the mind. But it's also important to remember the people who've helped us through our lives, so thank you Mrs Lee!

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