When a serious knee injury ended Greg Cox’s rugby career, it set him on the path to a very successful business career and becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.
On the books of top English club Wasps back in 1999, the then 18-year-old was playing regularly for the second team, and had been called up by the England Under 19s squad. Then one rainy evening training session Mr Cox says he twisted his knee ligaments “and that was that”.
Soon Mr Cox swapped being a bricklayer for the life of a serial entrepreneur, moving from importing cars, to property investments, and then into the world of finance.
Since 2009 he has been the founder and chief executive of Quint Group, which owns a number of financial technology or “fintech” businesses, and today has an annual turnover of £42m.