Chairman, Widget UK
Career so far
I founded a technology distributor and grew it.
What was your first job and were you any good at it?
I was a software engineer. Alas, I was average.
Who was your top teenage pin-up?
What is your favourite snack?
What has been your career high point to date?
"Call no man happy until he is dead" - Herodotus.
Has 2013 been good, bad or ugly?
A good year. Sales increasing, customer and vendor profiles continue to diversify.
What do you say when asked at a party what you do for a living?
My company distributes consumer electronics to retailers.
If I wasn't working in the channel I would probably be... a maths teacher.
What will be the channel's biggest challenge in 2014?
Continuing to justify its place in the value chain to both suppliers and customers.
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