How Buddhism led to High Street evolution
Jenny Chapman, Cambridge News: He is happy and contented. He is the managing director of a company turning over £11m and his salary is £15,000.
“I live simply, it’s all I need,” says Mike Silver, 49, who heads a team of 250, around 90 at the Windhorse headquarters off Coldhams Lane in Cambridge.
Windhorse, which is a wholesaler of gifts and housewares, started in London’s Bethnal Green in 1980 and has always been a Buddhist organisation.
“We moved to Cambridge to grow and to start Buddhist activities in Cambridge,” says Mike, who joined Windhorse 27 years ago, straight from an economics degree at Manchester.
The Windhorse Buddhists…