Two trailblazing 19th-century British businessmen whose work was built on faith: Thomas Cook and William Hartley.
Thomas Cook — There is no name in the world more instantly recognizable in connection with travel than Thomas Cook. A devout Christian, his great passion was to bring people closer together and nearer to 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 tells the remarkable story of how Thomas Cook progressed from his early years of pain and struggle to becoming a household name across the globe.
William Hartley — Today William Hartley would be applauded for establishing a brand of jam that made him immensely wealthy, yet his aim was not material success but to “serve the Lord every day to the best of my ability.” His business practice reflected his faith, earning him an outstanding reputation for integrity, quality and customer care. Even during the horror years of World War I he maintained the highest standards. A man of great compassion, he used his immense wealth to enrich the lives of others. This documentary tells his inspiring story.