8 January 2015
“Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it” – Sir Henry Royce
It’s a company that has been in operation for over a century, formed by two great innovators; Henry Royce and Charles Rolls. And whilst the business has been run by BMW since the 90s, its HQ and assembly plant are still based here in the UK. So it’s good to hear that, in 2014, Rolls Royce broke its sales record for the fifth year running, this time selling over 4,000 cars.
There’s so much that other businesses, UKFast included, can learn from the Rolls Royce model, from its founders’ passion and pursuit of perfection, to the way it has continually reinvented itself whilst keeping the same purpose it’s always had.
For me, their continued success is a reminder that great businesses – to use Jim Collins’ words – are built to last, and real quality is something that stands the test of time.