Mike Convey, sales director of Reed Business Information’s job
search service Totaljobs.com, nominates Ian Burrows, publisher of RBI’s
Retail Information arm.
’Ian was my first group ad manager. I started working with him in 1993
when I was a display sales executive and carried on until 1996. He’s the
most clear-thinking boss I’ve ever had. He lets you spread your wings
but, at the same time, gives you 100 per cent support.
He pushed me on, encouraging me to do an MBA. He’s also an excellent
businessman and has done wonders for RBI’s construction, aerospace and
Ian is also brilliant at mixing business with pleasure. He can survive
on coffee and fags and when he needs nutrition, he has a beer.’