Richard Dendle

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Managing director, Britannic Technologies

What achievement are you most proud of?

Besides my two lovely, intelligent and successful children, the building of Britannic Technologies into a vibrant successful business with a team of talented and very committed people.

What has been the biggest change in the channel since you started working in it?

The pace of technological change.

What three things could you not live without?

1. The internet and connectivity to it. 2. My smartphone, to keep in touch with ‘everything’. 3. Active and interesting holidays, because it’s great to relax, seeing new places and having new experiences.

What has been your most embarrassing moment so far?

A karaoke performance. I really should have known better!

What do your family think you do all day?

They know!

Who is your ultimate celeb crush?

I really don’t have one.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Very good-quality red wine. I’m not sure if that counts! What would be your first act if you were made Prime Minister? Plan for some large infrastructure projects, to further stimulate growth and the economy.

Has 2015 been a good, bad or ugly year?

It has been another good year for Britannic, building on the success of the previous years, realising some of the investments made in infrastructure, services, additional staff, solutions and business generated. We have seen a 20 per cent growth in turnover, which is also reflected in profitability. And we are investing (at RRP) more than £3m in our datacentres for a networking infrastructure project, as well as investment in the platform and a number of development projects.

If you didn’t work in the IT channel, what would you do?

At this stage, relax, play more golf, ski and enjoy the leisure – actually I would get seriously bored!

What major issues will the channel face in 2016?

As always, keeping pace with the technology advancements and knowing how to take advantage of them. The better channel solutions providers (like Britannic) will; the others may well be left further behind – finding it more and more difficult.

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