Who are you really? A northern lad with a passion for events, fitness and food.Personal credo... Ask for forgiveness not for permissionWhen you were a kid, you wanted to be… a chef with my love of food, I decided it was better to be sat at the table than cooking for it ha! So you became… a media and events ownerWhat would people say about you based on your handwriting? – That I can’t spell.Which book do you think everyone should read? – Any biography to be honest, you can learn a lot from how others have achieved what they have, my latest one was of Steven Tyler front man of Aerosmith. Would you rather be the funniest or the most intelligent person in the room? – The funniest, I was once told if you’re the most intelligent person in the room, find another room. The hardest thing about being in events... Trying to please everyone in the room.And the easiest? – Launching an event, if you have an idea just do it.Describe how you imagine a conference 100 years from now… Same as we have now, I can’t see the format changing too much to be honest.The best advice you ever received… If you’re the most intelligent person in the room, find another room.Honest arrogance or hypocritical humility? Honest arrogance Action or thriller? - ActionSurprise ending or a happy ending? – Surprise Practice without theory is… blind Less is more when… your ill At the end of the day… it’s the start of a new one.