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Business leaders deserve support

Having started my business in 1993, for the first 10 years I was the lowest-paid employee of the company. I risked my own money and, with the help of my wife and a great team around me, I am finally starting to enjoy the fruits of my labour.

While not in the stratospheric income league of large PLC chairmen (I wish), I object to a highly paid quango monitoring my pay, while never having to take the risks I did when I started.

It's time people stopped complaining about successful entrepreneurs and business leaders and supported us, because it is 'our lot' that initially took the risks and now provide jobs and security for the country.

FRED CROOK

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