Profile: Martyn Holman
Position and name of company: CEO of Bristol-based specialist insurance broker, Brightside Group.
Size of company: Brightside employs over 1,000 people in the South West alone.
Educated: I was educated in Southampton.
First job: A trainee underwriter with Cornhill Insurance.
Influences and inspirations: My early influences were the business relationship managers at Cornhill Insurance, whose success inspired me to pursue a career path in insurer relationships.
Irritations: People who don't return calls or reply to emails. Relationships in business, whether they are internal or external, are key to success and so they should be nurtured – you are never too important to return a call.
Hobbies: I'm a keen golfer and often combine my love of golf with an annual holiday. I also remain proudly loyal to my roots as an avid Southampton Football club supporter.