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Jonathan Straight - Founder, Planet Straight

Biblical Billionaires: contemporary business lessons from biblical characters of exceptional wealth.

Jonathan Straight is an award-winning entrepreneur and a frequent speaker at Buy Yorkshire. He is best known for founding the UK’s leading supplier of waste and recycling containers, the eponymous Straight plc, which he exited in an eight-figure deal in 2014.

Since then, Jonathan has been involved with several businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and charities. He is Brand Ambassador for food recyclers Approved Food, a director of The Tetley, the Leeds-based contemporary arts and learning centre, a director of water-saving NGO Waterwise and is a trustee of The Real Junk Food Project among other positions.

Jonathan is also an exhibited street photographer and a presenter on local television.

This year at Buy Yorkshire, Jonathan is giving a new presentation based on his extensive research into biblical characters who had exceptional wealth and the relevant and contemporary lessons we can learn from them. Straight is emphatic, “This is not a sermon! Belief and faith are irrelevant. These are key lessons to help anyone achieve great success in their business career.”

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