The upmarket hotel coffee bar in central London where DealMakerz.co.uk is interviewing former Douglas & Gordon executive director Ed Mead is full of old-school suited and booted business people.
Clipped accents and tailored suits float around the venue’s plush surroundings. But these days Ed sticks out where he used to blend in; he’s dressed more like a tech start-up CEO than an estate agent, sporting chino slacks and a casual jumper.
And in many ways, he is one now. Ed has been runnin...