Name: Jason PetschAge: 38 Company: GRITIT. We specialise in gritting and snow clearance with local delivery Turnover: £7.8m First job: Working in my father’s warehouse when I was 12 in Durban, SA. The company was a wholesale agricultural business. Dream job: Driving a boat on the ocean, somewhere tropical and warm! Car: Porsche Carrera 911. Economy, business or first class: Economy. Most extravagant purchase: My car. Most played song on iPod: “Insomnia” by Faithless. Best business book: Blue Ocean Strategy by W Chan Kim and Renee Mauborhne Worst business moment: Any time we lose a client. Proudest business moment: Watch this space! Business mentor: Simon Lester, chairman of Lester Hotel Management and Daytona Motorsport. He also holds the position of group chairman for the Academy for Chief Executives. Next big thing: Privatisation.
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