Advice from the top: Industry figures offer their tips on how to follow in their footsteps

"Never be intimidated by anyone - just show respect." - Victoria Davies, head of account management, TBWA London

"Work hard, be honest to yourself and those around you and don't take life too seriously." - Andrew Hirsch, chief executive, John Brown Citrus Publishing

"Value people above everything." - Mark Lund, chief executive, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners

"My father said to me: 'Energy, effort and enthusiasm will get you a long way.' You need to align this to the ability to listen to people, as opposed to waiting to speak, which is what many people actually do." - Derek Robson, managing director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty.