CE0 & founder, Robertson Sumner
Tell us something most people won't know about you
After competing in CRN Fight Night last year, I've had two further ‘White Collar' boxing fights. I've got the boxing bug now.
What has been your highlight of 2018 so far?
Being shortlisted for CRN Channel Service Provider of the Year. Fingers crossed we win!
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Jason Statham, because he's a slightly less good looking version of me.
Which tech firm (other than your own!) do you most admire?
LinkedIn - it carved a niche in the market and has made business networking easier and more productive than anything that came before it. Great move by Microsoft to buy it.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Pick and mix sweets.
What is the most irritating tech buzzphrase of 2018? ‘GDPR'.
What would be your first act if you were made Prime Minister? Cancel Brexit.
What's the biggest untapped opportunity facing the channel?
Talent. There is a huge opportunity to get new talent into our industry and create a modern, flexible workforce.
What is your most treasured possession?
Robertson Sumner Ltd - my baby!
What do your family think you do all day?
Sit in the pub reading CVs.
Who has been your mentor in business?
My Aunty Shelagh - she got me into recruitment and owned a successful recruitment company.
Congratulations to all those who made the shortlist - your entries now go through to the second stage of judging in October
Administrators say the business 'suffered from severe cashflow issues'
Sales hit £2.4bn but drop nearly eight per cent in the UK
Head of printing unit Enrique Lores will take over CEO mantle on 1 November