Name: Stuart BurnsAge: 36 Company: Dura Composites. We’re a global supplier of high strength, low weight composite flooring and cladding. Turnover: £3.85m First job: Paperboy. It once took me seven hours to earn £3.70! Dream job: BMW M division boss. Car: BMW E39 M5. Economy, business or first class: Economy. I only travel business when using air miles! Most extravagant purchase: Caterham 7 sports car. I used it as a play thing when I was 24 and couldn’t afford it. Most played song on iPod: “Crazy” by Aerosmith. Best business book: Gung Ho! by Ken Blanchard. It’s now a must-read for every company team member. Worst business moment: Before setting up Dura Composites, I was a marketing manager at Heinz. I launched Heinz “Steps” pasta shapes in November. They split in December! Proudest business moment: Being awarded the ActionCOACH “Business of the Year” accolade in 2011. Business mentor: Business coach Dave Betts. Next big thing: Distributors of our products on every continent of the globe.
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