David Furby says one of his specialties is “delegation”. He has built his business from scratch, after learning to program and graduating from University of Portsmouth with a Bsc (Hons) Engineering with Business Studies.

He started selling printer ribbons from his bedroom in Portsmouth and founded Novatech in the mid-2000s.

Year of Birth: 1966

Residence: Hampshire

Business: Novatech – a Hampshire-based technology company employing over 200 people. Founded by Furby in 1987, Novatech makes computers capable of everything from schoolwork to 3D rendering

Novatech is now one of the UK’s top mail-order computer suppliers and the on-site production team has the capacity to manufacturer over 6,000 PCs and 4,000 Notebooks per month

Quote: “It’s all about recruiting the best people, and training them.”

Business Location: Cosham, Portsmouth

Turnover and year: £38.7 million in 2013

Description: Computer entrepreneur and founder of Novatech