Elton John’s drummer inspires greatness!

saves young entrepreneur's start-up

We came across a great story out of the UK about a business start-up that almost failed had it not been for the inspiration of Elton John’s drummer Nigel Olsson.

tom-cridlandTom Cridland was a 23 year old fashion entrepreneur who’s vision was to  start up a fashion business brand by simply creating and supplying the perfect pair of pants (trousers).

After a meager government business start-up fund, Tom quickly found himself running out of money and feeling hopeless in his new venture, but feeling confident about his product, decided to send an offer of a complimentary pair of his brand trousers to Nigel Olsson, who has been Elton John’s drummer since the late 60’s and was one of Tom’s favourite musicians.

Much to Tom’s surprise, he received an email from Nigel himself the next day, saying he loved the look of his designs. Since then, he has ordered every pair of Tom Cridland trousers and commissioned custom jackets and sweatshirts, as well as becoming a friend.tom-nigel

Nigel’s inspiration helped Tom’s belief in his initial dream, and has since turned the small fledgling startup into a full fashion brand enjoyed by many celebrities and regular customers serving over 6 continents and growing.

For more info about Tom and his fashion line click here.