Posted on October 28, 2016 by staff

Former Lovefilm CEO: Date nights are key to success


One of the UK’s best known tech entrepreneurs has revealed the secret of his success: date nights with his wife.

Simon Calver was the CEO of Lovefilm and oversaw its £200 million sale to Amazon.

He’s also held senior roles at Dell and Mothercare and is now working with BGF Ventures to invest in early stage UK-based technology and internet start-ups.

Speaking to BusinessCloud’s Lowri Williams, he said getting the right work and family life balance was critical to him.

“I have an amazing wife and two amazing kids, which helps,” he said.

“I love to do date nights every week. That’s really important, and also make sure you get home.

“Even if you do emails afterwards, make sure you’re home to see the kids.

“And try to have holidays.”