Scott Dobson graduated from Brunel University in 1990, and worked with Logitek and then Compass Computer Group before gaining a reputation in sales at Data Connectivity. In 2000, he moved on to vice-president of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Expand Networks, before founding VCOMM, a Newbury-based value-added distributor specialising in telephony integration technologies, which was acquired by Siphon Networks in 2013.

Year of Birth: 1967

Residence: Thames Valley

Business: Cloud Distribution – Started in August 2009 by Scott Dobson, Cloud Distribution had a turnover of £9.6 million in 2013, and has appeared in the most recent Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

With a wealth of experience in the security and network infrastructure space, Dobson and his fellow director Greg Harris saw that cloud computing would be a major growth area in IT

Dobson set up Cloud Distribution when he saw that cloud-based technologies were the next big thing. As he says: “Our unique DNA, based on a small company ethos, focuses on unrivalled customer service. We pride ourselves in being incredibly agile, flexible, and responsive. We are also extremely passionate about the innovative technologies we bring to market.”

Quote: “Here at Cloud Distribution, we dare to be different.”

In 2000, aged 25, Hawkins founded C4L, then survived the recession, gained blue-chip, international and government clients, achieved five-

Business Location: Theale

Turnover and year: £9.6m in 2013

Description: Technology entrepreneur and founder of Cloud Distribution

Opsview has a sales-target ‘Monitorometer’ as a visual motivator for all staff within its offices. The target is to hit one million devices managed by 2016. I wouldn’t bet against that.