Stewart Blake

Name: Stewart Blake

Age: 47

Company: Global Reach Partners

Turnover: £9.3m 

First job: Putting up stalls in Gunnersbury Market, London

Dream job: Golf pro

Car: VW Polo

Economy, business or first class: Business class – all the way!

Most extravagant purchase: The swimming pool in my garden.

Most played song on iPod: Take Care by Drake featuring Rihanna.

Best business bookTrue North by Bill George and Peter Sims.

Worst business moment: In the early days, flying to Paris for a meeting that was cancelled when I arrived. Then having no money to get back to the airport!

Business mentor: I have two: Floyd Woodrow and Peter Riding, two fantastic professional development/leadership coaches.

Next big thing: Running our lives via smartphones.

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