• "If you’re successful in business, you’ve got to be thankful for that success.

    "You therefore have to recognise the obligation to give back to society something you’ve learned in your business."

If you want to be successful in business, you need reputation and integrity.

Sir Victor Blank is a renowned businessman in the fields of finance, law and media. He was a Business Ambassador for the UK under Gordon Brown’s Government and then for a further two years when the Conservatives came to power.

Sir Victor Blank received a knighthood in 1999 for his services to the financial industry, a sector within which he continues to operate in his daily working life. This website details his life’s achievements and ongoing career with biographical elements.

I then talked directly to Victor Blank, then Lloyds chairman, who was to be unfairly criticised for his role in the Lloyds-HBOS link-up, mainly by Lloyds shareholders who would have to endure hefty losses. I found him straightforward, a man of integrity, and in my view he behaved in a way that was beyond reproach.

Excerpt from – Gordon Brown: My Life, Our Times