27 Jul Howard Skolnick
I founded Profile Books with an old friend in 1996, and we have built into one of the UK’s most successful independent publishers, with best-selling authors including Mary Beard, Sarah Perry, Alan Bennett, Atul Gawande, Margaret MacMillan and more.
After a 40+ year career in business I took the opportunity in 2015 and acccepted a buyout offer that left me free with time to pursue other options. I had always ‘given back’ whilst working by being involved in local projects and charities where my business was based (in east London) as well as being involved in community life where I live and with local and national charities. Since retiring I have continued doing this, as well as adding in business mentoring and becoming a trustee on a charity helping young people in restrained circumstances into work. I was intrigued by Noam and Nick’s idea to enthuse others who like me, were or were thinking about, retiring and joined with Noam at The Circle – an idea I’m sure will change people’s lives and attitudes.