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Alan Wood

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Name: Alan Wood

Age: 59

Company: Wood & Douglas. We design and manufacture bespoke radio equipment.

Turnover: £6.5m

First job: Physicist

Dream job: Golf club greenkeeper

Car: Vauxhall

Economy, business or first class: Virgin Upper Class. Is there any other way to fly?

Most extravagant purchase: Lord of the Rings chess set.

Most played song on iPod: Bruce Springsteen’s “Human Touch”.

Best business book: The Genghis Khan Guide to Business by Brian Warnes.

Worst business moment: Losing a team member to terminal illness.

Proudest business moment: Moving into the Lattice House headquarters.

Business mentor: Baden Powell.

Next big thingThe revitalisation of British manufacturing

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