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You can’t fault Bowman for a lack of dedication. He joined the company twenty years ago on a placement from university, worked his way up to CEO and transformed Air Charter Service into the $500 million company it is today. ‘The real growth started in the 2000s,’ he says, after the company opened an office in New York. Sixteen further offices followed, when research showed there was enough charter activity in particular areas. For every new office, says Bowman, account managers are trained for four months and have to test an aircraft to ensure they know exactly what they’re selling. Bowman takes pride in the company’s consistent record. It’s much like a Coca-Cola, he says: ‘When you open a can, you know what it’s going to taste like. When someone phones an ACS office they know exactly what standard they are going to get.’

Justin Bowman