I founded QBO in 1973, building it with a talented team into a major player of its time before, in 1995, putting in place a succession plan. This diluted my majority shareholding over a period of years to the key management and at absolutely no cost to themselves. When I was reduced to a minority stake, I resigned as chairman.
Morris continued to make a significant contribution to QBO's development, eventually selling to Chime where the QBO brand was subsumed. It was quite a journey. But at no time did 'Morris buy out Bell'.
- Quentin Bell FCIPR, FCIM
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