From success to significance - Sunshine Coast Daily article

Sunshine Coast Daily article

The minute Allan English had a purpose that was greater than his business exploded with growth. The catalyst came about 10 years ago, when the founder and now non-executive chairman of Silver Chef was working on a microfinance aid project in East Timor with a group of mates. “I’d been growing Silver Chef at a fairly fast rate, and we are an equipment rental company, so the faster you grow, the more capital you need,” he said.

“I ran out of money and the bank wasn’t going to give me any more. “So I started volunteering for a not-for profit and I got involved in microfinance (giving small loans to the poor to build their own businesses).

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