In 1995, a charismatic entrepreneur called Nasa Khan, started The Accessory People, with just £2,000. Eight years later TAP, as it is more commonly known, has grown into the UK’s leading high-tech accessory company with a turnover exceeding £340 million.
Nasa puts much of his success down to his dedicated team and firmly believes that a company’s workforce must share a vision.
“I learned the value of reputation at University and that’s inspired me to create a sense of ownership and pride among my team and partners.”
Nasa says he started coming up with ideas for money-making ventures whilst studying economics in the early 1990’s.
By 1995 Nasa had opened two One2One mobile phone shops.
“At the time mobiles were mainly used for business but, with more and more consumers buying them, I realised that people wanted to stamp their personality on them,” he says. Much the same reason Nasa now loves to purchase the ultimate accessory for his cars – personalised number plates.
Nasa freely admits that his passion for cars is his only indulgence – he doesn’t drink or smoke. He happily shares out his cars to his staff once he’s test driven them, letting them choose a TAP plate with their initials.
“The cars and plates are a reward for the team’s hard work and excellence. They can’t wait for the next month to come around when the next car will be handed down, and we are talking the latest models of Ferraris, Porsches, Bentleys etc. And with each car having a unique TAP number plate, the cars look even more distinctive. ”Some of the numbers they currently have are: TAP 4X, 2 TAP, 8 TAP, SS51 TAP, X7 TAP, BO51 TAP,DE51 TAP, Y3 TAP, B51 TAP
and X2 TAP.
The impressive line up of silver cars outside their premises in Surrey is a mark of the TAP’s incredible growth spurt over the last three years. At just 29 years old, Nasa Khan was voted Entrepreneur of the year in 2001 by The Department of Trade & Industry in conjunction with The Bank of England, and in 2002 he received the National Business Award for most successful ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, receiving a congratulatory letter from The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP.
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