PBLINK Stories

Ep 8: The Incredible Story of Stepek Electronics by Martin Stepek

May 26, 2021 Bill Mair Season 1 Episode 8
PBLINK Stories
Ep 8: The Incredible Story of Stepek Electronics by Martin Stepek
Show Notes

Jan Stepek was the Polish entrepreneur, war hero and philanthropist who survived a Soviet gulag and built a multi-million-pound family business in the West of Scotland from literally nothing, only for it to come crashing down. 

How did he achieve stellar success as an immigrant entrepreneur, who barely spoke English when he came to the UK? Jan was driven by the determination that his family would never suffer the fear, disease, poverty and starvation that he lived through before arriving in Scotland. He took every conceivable precaution against business failure. But the driving force behind his stellar business success was ultimately the reason for its eventual spectacular collapse.