Nick Glynne

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Nick Glynne

 

Chief executive, Buy It Direct Group

What was your dream career as a child?

Running an airport.

What has been your personal highlight of 2019?

Turning around Trojan Electronics - a great business in Wales specialising in dealing with electrical returns on behalf of brands, retailers and distributors.

Which famous person deserves a (gentle) slap?

David Cameron - he should have known better when calling for a referendum.

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

My wife's shoes and my son's iPad - otherwise my life won't be worth living.

Which of your 2019 predictions have come to pass?

Brexit wouldn't happen (so far).

What TV show have you binge watched this year?

Octonauts with my four-year-old.

How has 2019 been from a business perspective?

A huge contrast between fear of a slowdown and an actual stunning performance.

What annoys you most about your commute?

Speed bumps and intermittent DAB reception.

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

I always fantasised as a kid that I could somehow intervene at a Nazi party event and thereby prevent the Holocaust.

How do you explain the channel to people?

A way of each business focusing on doing what they do best.

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

IFA - confusing layout, wrong mix of vendors. Besides, Berlin is creepy!

What is the biggest challenge facing the channel in 2020?

The biggest threat to CE is Chinese sellers going direct to UK consumers and SMEs via Amazon, ebay and other marketplaces

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