Flushed with success and awash with spare cash, Sven Gali decided to expand his business beyond the narrow confines of the record industry. He created spin-off companies in diverse industries, all under the "Bland" banner. The Bland combined circus and airline service was a huge hit, as was the rope recycling venture. Sadly Bland's range of Indian foods was not so successful. With a vast fortune amassed, Mr Gali turned away from the business world, dabbling in extreme sports and record-breaking adventures. He became the first man to successfully single-handedly cross the Atlantic in a coracle and narrowly failed to beat the world record for "holding one's breath".
Gali has since been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's millennium New Year's honours list for "services to entrepreneurship".