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Sir Tom Farmer OBE
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Sir Tom Farmer OBE 1996

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Sir Tom Farmer left school at fifteen and swept the floor in a tyre company. But he learned quickly and his ambition led him to set up Kwik-Fit, one of the world’s largest tyre and exhaust groups. He pioneered a fresh kind of service for the motorist and his business was eventually bought out by the Ford motor group for close to £1 billion. Sir Tom supports numerous charitable organisations, including a long-standing commitment to the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland. He remains a mentor to many entrepreneurs and an inspiration to many young people in Scotland today: “For me, an entrepreneur is someone who sees an opportunity and is able to reach out and grasp it for their own benefit – the benefit of their family, their business – and very importantly, for the benefit of the community.”


  • Acc. No. PGP 238.38
  • Medium Colour inkjet print
  • Size 50.60 x 50.60 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2009