Charlie Mullins
Charlie Mullins
Erstwhile plumbing apprentice and now regular media commentator/motivational speaker, Charlie Mullins OBE, is the archetypal entrepreneur. Launching his business from scratch in 1979, Charlie subsequently built Pimlico Plumbers into a multi-million-pound enterprise, which he then sold to the world’s largest home services franchisor, US-based Neighbourly, in 2021. He was awarded an OBE for services to plumbing in the 2014 Queen’s New Year’s Honours and his autobiography, Bog Standard Business was published in 2015.
Working age inactivity – we’re playing an economic World Cup qualifier with nine players

Working age inactivity – we’re playing an economic World Cup qualifier with nine players

Charlie Mullins
Mar 27 '24
There has been a lot of talk about the UK’s crippling level of economic inactivity among working age people
HMRC Own Goal

Side Hustle tax crack-down is an HMRC own goal!

Charlie Mullins
Feb 9 '24
This crackdown is not the result of a new law, but nevertheless it’s a backward step by a desperate government that’s more interested in squeezing cash from battling micro-businesses than growing them to benefit the economy in the future.
SMEs using personal credit to fund their businesses

SMEs using personal credit to fund their businesses? The economy is broken

Charlie Mullins
Jan 17 '24
As the saying goes, ‘an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work’, unless you are running one of the UK’s 5.5 million SME businesses
Chancellor says, ‘Game On Keir!’ with ‘Budget’ aimed at the future

Chancellor says, ‘Game On Keir!’ with ‘Budget’ aimed at the future

Charlie Mullins
Dec 13 '23
When Jeremy Hunt stood up at the dispatch box last month, he effectively kicked off next spring’s election when he drew a line in the sand and dared Labour to cross it
Time to rediscover the UK’s strong work ethic

‘Time to rediscover the UK’s strong work ethic’

Charlie Mullins
Nov 17 '23
Charlie Mullins, of Pimlico Plumbers’ fame, blames HR departments for reduced productivity and an increase in work-shy employees
When will our Government return to taking business seriously

When will our Government return to taking business seriously?

Charlie Mullins
Sep 22 '23
Last night I was asked onto a TV debate where the question was – Would reversing Brexit be a vote winner for Keir Starmer and Labour?
University as the only option for a good life

University as the only option for a good life? Think again and try something practical

Charlie Mullins
Aug 31 '23
This month thousands of A-level pupils across the country discovered if they have achieved the grades required to for their chosen university courses
Giving them money for nothing will put the country into dire straights

Giving them money for nothing will put the country into dire straights

Charlie Mullins
Jul 24 '23
For years I’ve been telling anyone in power who will listen that the way to get young people in decent jobs that will solve the UK’s decades old skills problem was to cough up the money to pay apprentices for three years while they train in their chosen trade.
Working from Home - The silent killer of the British economy and society

Working from Home: The silent killer of the British economy and society

Charlie Mullins
Jun 6 '23
Anyone that knows me, will know that I’m not a big fan of bankers and the like, but every now and again they come out with an ounce of common sense that I can’t help but agree with.
The challenges we face should be seen as obstacles to overcome, not mountains that can’t be scaled

The challenges we face should be seen as obstacles to overcome, not mountains that can’t be scaled

Charlie Mullins
May 16 '23
As an entrepreneur with decades of experience under my belt, I’ve seen my fair share of economic ups and downs.
Crazy four-day week is straight from cloud-cuckoo land and only makes sense to lazy workers looking for a free ride

Crazy four-day week is straight from cloud-cuckoo land and only makes sense to lazy workers looking for a free ride

Charlie Mullins
Mar 13 '23
The four day a week crazies have done what they are calling the ‘world’s largest trial’ and they reckon the entire UK should pack in the traditional five-day system and only graft for 32-hours a week.
Until workers ditch the pyjamas the economy will continue to stall

Until workers ditch the pyjamas the economy will continue to stall

Charlie Mullins
Feb 23 '23
Britain isn’t making an economic comeback until we get people to actually go to work, and that means ditching the pyjamas and going out of the front door in the morning!