Luke was captivated by BBC Two’s ‘Working Lunch’ at age 13. A television program where the presenters went into the factories, shops and small businesses of Britain to look at the successes and failures and what things they were doing which made the difference.
Influenced and encouraged by his family during his upbringing, Luke continued to debate about the management issues of the day with his Dad who was director of the largest privately-owned UK bank at the time. Having loved maths and been intrigued by commerce there was never any debate that he would become an accountant.
After an accounting and finance degree and becoming a chartered accountant at KPMG Luke moved into industry and at just 28 made it to Finance Director of a £40M turnover international business. However, this still wasn’t fulfilling his purpose in the way he wanted it to so he quit his job and went to work for himself.
The business, Purpose, grew year on year and in 2017 was shortlisted as one of the five best in the profession in Britain. It rivals any in the world at what it does. The team at Purpose really do care about the positive impact they make on each other, their clients’ lives and the wider world.
A lot of this is down to the technology that has been implemented for clients in their businesses. Luke has always been an early adopter from a tech point of view. From the Walkman, Amstrad 64, to Sega MegaDrive, portable CD players, onto Sony MiniDiscs and then iPods. Taking small risks and being at the forefront of amazing technological innovation.
For clients, Luke has successfully implemented many pieces of cloud accounting and operational systems software and the next stage is to bring them something that brings them cash to grow and Clarity.