'I'm dyslexic, but they thought I was lazy' - Jo Malone

The cosmetics entrepreneur left school with no qualifications but enjoyed subjects she could visualise.

by Adam Gale

Name: Jo Malone, founder Jo Loves and founder of Jo Malone London

Age: 51

What grades did you get? I never took any. I had to leave school at 15 without qualifications to look after my mum, who was very sick. I did whatever was needed to put dinner on the table every night, from working in a flower shop to washing up after other people’s dinner parties. That was when I learned I was a really hardworking person.

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