Terry Owens

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1947 –


Who is Terry Owens?

Terry Owens began playing rock and roll piano in bands on the north-east pub and club circuit at the age of 14. He left school at 15 to become an apprentice motor mechanic while continuing to work the club circuit. At the age of 17 he became a car salesman, going on to become a sales manager. By the age of 23 he was managing a main dealership along with a car auction for which he was the also the auctioneer.

Terry set up his own garage business in 1971 building it into a successful company over the next two decades before selling out to his business partner.

He also launched Dryden Insurance Brokers in 1972 and built this company up for the next 13 years, selling it to a major PLC in 1985.

Since 1973 has worked to build a family property business which now owns and manages a portfolio of commercial and residential property.

Along with Trevor Adams, Terry founded InBiz in June 1990. As Chief Executive, he managed the company from inception overseeing its growth from the original 2 partners to over 300 staff by the time he handed over the reins in 2005.

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Aug 1, 1947
  • United Kingdom
  • Chairman, Business Link Tees Valley

on July 23, 2013


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