Birmingham financier celebrates success of Brick by Brick: Success in Business & Life

Paul Bassi

Birmingham financier Paul Bassi is celebrating the success of his book, Brick by Brick: Success in Business & Life, as the title is released in the US, Canada and Australia on the back of strong book sales in the UK.

Released in late July 2019, by August the book reached #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers in ‘Property and Real Estate Financing’ and has been nominated for the Business Book Awards 2020 by Bloomsbury Publishing.

All of Paul’s profits from the sale of his book will go to The Bond Wolfe Charitable Trust.

A leading businessman and financier, Paul Bassi is CEO of property group Real Estate Investors Plc and Chairman of Bond Wolfe, which he co-founded in 1983 and Likewise Plc.  Paul served as President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and was formerly the Regional Chairman to Coutts Bank (West Midlands) and former Director of the Birmingham Hippodrome.  He was appointed High Sheriff for the County of West Midlands for 2009, received Honorary Doctorates from both Birmingham City and Aston University, and was awarded a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List.

Bassi has interests in a £300 million+ property and business portfolio, which includes estate agency, investment property, development land, hospitality, finance and care homes, employing hundreds of staff.

From his father’s arrival in the UK with only £2 in his pocket, to his current status as a leading financier, Brick by Brick: Success in Business and Life charts the life of Paul Bassi and is more than the story of Paul’s exceptional career; it could be the story of any immigrant’s journey in the UK but it is also an exploration into the nature of success, the secrets behind entrepreneurship, and the importance of work/life balance.  Bassi uses his life experiences, from race riots and recessions to family and philanthropy, to share his philosophy on success, the secrets of other successful people and how to capitalise on every opportunity.  Bassi shows how to achieve your ‘big picture’, passing on the knowledge he has garnered over thirty-five years in business to show that it is possible for anyone to be successful with the right mindset and principles.

Bassi commented: “Success is a simple thing that most people believe to be something mysterious and complicated but the truth about success is that it’s closer than you might think but harder work than you expect.  Anyone can be successful in life – by your own definition, which is the only one that really matters!”.

Through his book, Bassi proves that success is not just about money, houses and cars; it’s about personal growth, ambition and achieving dreams, no matter the obstacles.

Praise for Paul Bassi and Brick by Brick:

“Paul’s energising argument is that anyone can be a success in life. Whilst there is no entitlement or magic ingredient Paul offers practical advice built on his years of experience in the property industry. Always a modest man his tips are generously given and sound so natural. The tough bit will be following them!” Andy Street CBE, Mayor of West Midlands & Former MD of John Lewis

“Through his philanthropic work Paul has shared his success with his friends, neighbours and local community. His generous spirit and belief that everyone – no matter where they come – should be able to succeed as far as their individual talent and hard work can take them is inspiring.” Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Brick by Brick: Success in Business and Life is published by Bloomsbury, and is available in all major bookshops and Amazon.