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7:00 AM 12th December 2019

Christmas Spotlight: Tim Mercer, Vapour Cloud

Year after year, our festive spotlights prove very popular on our business pages. So, our advent calendar of business people is once again back for 2019! For every day of December, we’ll be putting a notable name from the region through their paces, with 12 quickfire ‘one word’ questions…

Next up, it’s Tim Mercer, CEO of secure voice, video, networks and infrastructure specialist, Vapour Cloud…


Tim Mercer
Tim Mercer
Sum up 2019 for your business, in one word

Enlightening

And a word that summarises how you expect 2020 to pan out?

Busy!

What’s the one word from this year you’re sick of hearing?

There are a few actually… Transformation, Digital Britain and – in our world specifically – SD WAN.

And the one you hope to hear more of in the 12 months ahead?

Yes

Which fellow Yorkshire business has impressed you this year?

Crisp – a provider of Social Media Safety for global brands.

If you could have one present for Christmas what would it be?

Time

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever bought for someone else?

A fluffy bunny for my eight-year-old daughter, years ago. She loves it unconditionally.

What do you think is the most under-rated thing on your Christmas dinner plate?

Sprouts

How many people will be around your table on Christmas day?

Six

And which word would you use to sum up the ambience?

Happiness

Your favourite Christmas tipple?

Red wine

And a message to your friends, family, colleagues and peers as they welcome in 2020? (you can have more than one word for this one!)

Be brave, follow your dreams, take risks, live life, be nice, and look forward not back.