Paul Lloyd

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Paul Lloyd

What was your dream career as a child?

I always wanted to be a doctor and ended up as a swimming pool attendant. Yes, the bloke that sits on the big tall chair.

What has been your personal highlight of 2019?

The arrival of my granddaughter, the Ginger Ninja.

Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?

650 MPs. I would like to see them offer leadership and maybe put the good of the country before their careers and parties.

What two things (apart from family) would you grab if your house was on fire?

My Bialetti coffee pot and a tin of Illy coffee. I cannot manage without my coffee.

Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?

I'm still waiting to see!

What TV show have you binge watched this year?

Peaky Blinders was possibly the best and only one from start to finish; I have an affinity with the Brummies. Although their accents are not too good!

How has 2019 been from a business perspective?

This has been a great year so far, following on from a couple of good years. The opportunities seem to be endless - anyone not doing business at the moment needs to take a look at themselves.

What annoys you most about your commute?

I sometimes fall over the cat as I walk across the landing. Working from home does have benefits.

If you could witness one past event, what would it be?

Ben Stokes winning the Headingly test: outstanding to see an English player giving his all and coming through against the odds.

How do you explain the channel to people?

It is a strip of water about 23 miles across that keeps us separate from Europe.

What have been your favourite and least favourite partner conference destinations?

This is more about the vendor you would like to be and not wish to be with. Having been to these for the last 30 years, there have been many changes and some improvements. I object to being charged to attend, which is becoming a thing. You pay to attend to be sold to for a few days.

What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?

Amazon and staying relevant. Wherever you are in the supply chain, you need to add value, that being value measured in the eyes of the client. If you are not adding value, then you are a cost and you become dispensable.

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