Andrew Holman, managing director of Holman Insurance Brokers, is not afraid of hard work but would certainly enjoy a lie-in tomorrow morning.

What newspaper do you read?
Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times

What was the worst business decision you have ever made?
It was when I was a 12-years-old and I decided not to lock the honesty box on my roadside stall

What do you like best about insurance?
Analysing risk

What would you do tomorrow if you left the insurance insustry?
Have a lie-in

Who do you most admire?
Winston Churchill

Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
Yes – I'll let you know when I've achieved it

What is your favourite quote?
“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil tears and sweat.” Winston Churchill

What is your most over-used phrase?
Can I make a suggestion?

What keeps you awake at night?
My wife's dog

What advice would you give someone starting in insurance today?
Get the professional qualifications ASAP

What was your first job?
Tea boy/filing clerk

Where did you grow up?
Split between London & the Hebrides in

What was your education?
A hard slog; but I ended up with an MBA, MSc and ACII

What is your favourite film?
Monty Python & the Holy Grail

What is your favourite joke?
It's the one about the broker in an air balloon who asks an underwriter for directions – very funny

How often do you use public transport?
Too often for my stress levels – but I use my motorbike in London