How do you win two entrepreneurial awards? Well, by not taking many holidays.

Backchat was told that Towergate executive chairman Peter Cullum has finally taken a holiday in South Africa.

But that does not mean he is out of touch with the office.

A Towergate source said: "Peter has found a tree out in the veldt which he climbs each day to get reception on his phone. He then calls in to check up on us."

Backchat wonders whether he is deal-making while relaxing in the sun. Alexander Forbes the 107th acquisition for Towergate?