By Thomas Shambler
Five minutes with Maurice Hamilton, the Global CEO of The SMC Group
How do you describe yourself?
I am a very patient person.
What do others say about you?
Good things, I hope.
What's your greatest achievement in life?
Being able to give my children the things I never had.
What's your greatest achievement in business?
Realising that the business could potentially run without me.
What is the single largest problem facing your industry today?
The lack of regulation, which allows cowboys (unprofessional companies) to trade in my space.
What do you enjoy the most about working at your company?
The opportunity to chance someone’s life overnight.
What virtue do you admire most in other people?
What inspires you?
People that never give up – regardless of the opposition.
What is something most people don't know about you?
I started my career as a DJ.
What do you think are the most important attributes of successful people?
Humility, consistency, and reliability.
What's one productivity tip you wish everyone else knew?
While you are sleeping, they are working… Get up earlier!
What is your most prized possession?
My grandfather’s watch.
What's your biggest luxury in life?
Sky Go – TV Box sets.