The lucky man who has realised every kid's dream of owning his own sweet shop is Martin Peet. The thing is, that he wasn't satisfied with just one. Now, with 109 franchised Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppes throughout the UK and the Irish Republic, Martin is preparing to open his first overseas shops in the Middle East and Asia and he plans to expand the brand into many more countries over the next few years.

Like so many successful business people, Martin has managed to acquire some nice cars and some suitably striking private number plates to bring out the best in them.

"I have MR51 MMS on a black Jaguar XJ, long wheelbase, and M51 MMS on a black 2.2 Vauxhall Turbo Insignia Saloon. I think they're great advertising, and I can get full tax relief. As far as I'm concerned, there is only one Mr Simms, so I had to have them.

"I've always found the Regtransfers team to be helpful, understanding and efficient in dealing with my purchases and indeed enquiries about plates."