7 questions with … Adrian Shaw

Adrian Shaw is CEO of Chattels & More— a UAE homegrown contemporary furniture brand belonging to the AL Gurg Group. The company, founded in 2016, also specialises in accessories for living, dining and bedrooms.

What is the best way to start your day?
I like to start my day by checking out the news. I like to keep myself informed about the happenings around the world, in the country and in the region. I am more inclined towards the business segment to understand the challenges of the economy and any major changes in the sector.

Who would you be if you could be any character from a movie?
Bond, James Bond.

What is your greatest achievement?
My Greatest achievement must be creating and launching ‘Chattels and More’. The whole experience has been surreal from the start from deciding on the name to now opening new stores across the region and now Internationally.

What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
I would tell my 13-year-old self “Don’t worry and be happy”

If you had 24 hours left on Earth, what would you do?
I would like to spend my time with my family and kids in Dubai.

Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
My dad has always been my inspiration. He is so hard-working, and I have always wanted to be that good and passionate about working. I would also want to acquire his traits as he is the most generous person I have ever met and would want to work towards being one.

What would you like to achieve in the next 10 years?
My goal for the next 10 years is to launch a Chattels & More store in London. It is something that I am working towards and manifesting for some time. The launch will be close to my heart and will be a full circle for my career.

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