What’s currently having the greatest impact on your business?
Workflow automation continues to deliver positive results for business, both in terms of efficiencies and accuracy. The development of apps and solutions with the emergence of artificial intelligence ensures that workflow is getting pretty exciting.
Where do you see the next big opportunity?
July 10th – All will be revealed soon!
What would make your day job easier?
Knowing yesterday what I know today. I guess you could call that hindsight?!
What’s the best bit of business advice you’ve been given?
To quote Albert Einstein “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”
If you had had a crystal ball, would you have done anything differently?
With regards to day to day business decisions, there are always things that “could have gone better” but overall nothing that really stands out. On a personal level, maybe purchasing shares in Apple or Facebook back in the days!
Describe your most embarrassing moment.
When attending Cebit some years ago, I was staying with a German family. On arrival they welcomed me and we smiled. I thanked them, put my bags in my bedroom and headed off into the night for some Cebit hospitality. On arrival back at the house in the early hours, and a little “under the weather” I realised that I did not know the layout of the house and which room was the bathroom – all doors in the house were now closed. Then started a game of bathroom Russian roulette. You can guess what happened next…
What was your first job?
After university, I worked as an Architectural Designer. I loved that job, working in a really creative environment knowing that what we were working on would be seen for years to come. I always smile as I pass the Hoover Building on the A40 in London as I was lucky enough to work on the restoration project in the 1990s.
What would be your dream job?
Really, I already have it! But if you pushed for another one I would say Marketing Director at Sunseeker yachts.
Fine dining and good wine, or curry and a pint?
Love a steak at Santa Maria del Sur in Battersea or Goodman’s with a glass or two of an intense Argentine Malbec.
Money’s not an issue, what’s your perfect car… and where would you like to drive it?
Definitely a 1961 Ferrari GT250 California and the Italian Alps. Maybe with a little Matt Monro on the stereo, although in THAT film it was a Lamborghini.
Favourite holiday destination.
A difficult one… Maldives for the complete switch-off and pure indulgence, but Cornwall always holds a special place in my heart.
How do you like to spend your spare time?
Sounds a little boring but trying to hone my building and DIY skills. I hope to find an old barn in Cornwall that needs some TLC as a long term project