Name: Andy Pilley

Age: 41

Company: BES. We’re an independent supplier of gas and electricity, with 250 employees based at the headoffice in Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Turnover: ?30m

First job: My first proper job was in telesales. I know a lot of people hate it but I really enjoyed it. It was a good grounding for me starting BES because it meant dealing directly with customers. I enjoyed chasing sales and securing a good deal.

Dream job: I?m chairman of Fleetwood Town FC. At the moment we are in the Blue Square Bet Premier but my dream would be to become a football league chairman. We only need one more promotion to get into League Two.

Car: I drive an Aston Martin.

Economy, business or first class: If possible I will go first class. It?s good to enjoy some luxury after my hard work over the years.

Most extravagant purchase: Fleetwood Town FC.

Most-played song on your iPod: My daughter is a big Glee fan so I?ll say Don?t Stop Believing.

Best business book: Duncan Bannatyne?s autobiography. It?s a great rags to riches tale.

Worst business moment: At the time Enron filed for bankruptcy in 2001, I was working for a creditor energy company. I ended up losing my job, which was a terrible moment for me.

Proudest business moment: Hopefully this is yet to come. However, getting Ofgem licences to supply gas and electricity was a particular highlight.

Business mentor: I would have to say my sister Michelle. She is a fellow director of BES and makes my ideas happen.

Next big thing: If I knew that I wouldn?t tell anyone!

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