There is no name in the world more instantly recognisable in connection with travel than Thomas Cook. A devout Christian, his great passion was to bring people closer together and nearer their Creator by making "God's earth with all its fullness and beauty" accessible and affordable to all. Renowned British Prime Minister William Gladstone ranked him among the nation's great public benefactors. This documentary tell of the remarkable story of how Thomas Cook progressed from his early years of pain and struggle to becoming a household name across the globe.
“Business is business!” In the white heat of cut-throat competition, that statement declares that personal feelings or moral considerations can be suspended in the pursuit of profit. As in love and war, “All's fair” in business. Or is it? Not according to the giants of business who are the subjects of this series. Each of them – world leaders in their field – built empires worth billions but did so with absolute integrity, caring about the quality of their products, service to their customers and the treatment of their employees. There were no shady dealings. Filmed on location in Scotland, Wales and England, this documentary tells the remarkable story of travel pioneer, Thomas Cook.