Meet the young banker who has risen to the very top, aged just 33.

Joe Gordon became First Direct’s boss after just 24 months into what was his first banking job. An impressive feat indeed, bearing in mind that he is currently one of the youngest people to have ever make it to the higher ranks of the UK banking system.

Born in Leeds, the tenacious Lancaster University graduate studied Business Management and has previously worked for BT, Sainsbury’s and HSBC before joining HSBC’s sub company First Direct two years ago…

Funnily enough the young bank boss has a peculiar interest – He enjoys climbing mountains (no pun intended), boasting Mount Teide as one of his conquests, while setting his sights on Mount Kilimanjaro!

Here at Vida Unique we like to praise those who graft and Joe’s story is indeed an inspiration and should be studied by the young who wish to take over the corporate world. Personality and good manners, backed up by a huge appetite for learning and improving the self will go a long way and it shows that life is indeed what you make it.

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