Peter Ledger

MD, Ignition Technology

Doug Woodburn
clock • 1 min read
Peter Ledger

What has been your business highlight of 2022?

To outperform our growth aspirations and continue our geographical expansion, especially in these challenging times. Ignition now has a presence in UKI, France, Benelux, Nordics and the Middle East, with plans to open up DACH in Q1 2023.

If you were ruler of your own country, what law would you introduce first?

Remove speed limits on motorways and create Autobahns in the UK. Also banning all ‘celebrities' who have a profile and make a living without any talent or skill.

Which channel or tech leader (outside of your own company) has impressed you most in 2022?

Every channel or tech leader that has managed to navigate the last two and a half years and is still performing in 2022 gets my respect. It's been unprecedented times for everyone, both personally and professionally and we should all celebrate together.

If you had a warning label, what would it say?

"Beware: many ideas created on a weekly basis, choose wisely!"

What was your first job?

Internal sales rep at a reseller, cold calling back in the 1990s. People huddling around the fax machine waiting for POs to arrive, pre-email.

What was the last book you read, and was it any good?

I like to listen to audio books and podcasts. My most recent was From the Oasthouse by Alan Partridge. Very funny!

What's the most important lesson you've learned from another business leader or mentor?

"Don't worry about things you can't control" is one of the best pieces of advice I've been given.

Who would play you in a movie of your life?

Oliver Reed.

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Careers and Skills

Coterie unveils education academy as partner marketing falls 'even more under threat'

Coterie unveils education academy as partner marketing falls 'even more under threat'

CEO Jo Dunkley tells CRN she thinks the role is under pressure because of ‘low awareness’ and ‘assumptions’ of the required skills

Kelsey Rees
clock 18 March 2024 • 2 min read
'Feel the fear and do it anyway': Top advice from the Women in Tech Festival 2023

'Feel the fear and do it anyway': Top advice from the Women in Tech Festival 2023

We round up the most essential words of wisdom shared during The Channel Company’s Women in Tech Festival 2023

Andrea Gaini
clock 01 November 2023 • 5 min read
Marketing Minutes: Philips Monitors on the role of channel partners in ensuring ESG is prioritised

Marketing Minutes: Philips Monitors on the role of channel partners in ensuring ESG is prioritised

AOC
clock 23 August 2023 • 1 min read

Highlights

Staff & Salaries 2022

Staff & Salaries 2022

A snapshot of pay and headcount trends in the UK channel

Doug Woodburn
clock 09 March 2022 • 1 min read
Midwich CEO on Nimans acquisition, 2021 results and return to pre-pandemic levels

Midwich CEO on Nimans acquisition, 2021 results and return to pre-pandemic levels

Stephen Fenby talks to CRN after Midwich’s 2021 results in which profitability exceeded pre-pandemic levels

Josh Budd
clock 08 March 2022 • 3 min read
4 more vendors suspend sales in Russia following Ukraine invasion

4 more vendors suspend sales in Russia following Ukraine invasion

IBM and Microsoft are among a number of vendors which have also announced that they will halt sales in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

clock 08 March 2022 • 3 min read