John Winning, who describes himself as an "entrepreneur, sailor and the founder and CEO of Appliances Online", has offered a rare insight into how he turned a $50,000 grant from his family into the country's most successful online appliance retailer.

In an interview on the Sky News Business show 'Switzer', Winning offered plenty of insights, including the chestnut that he often wears thongs and a t-shirt into the office.