New year predictions: Miles Linney, Linney Group

By Jo Francis, Monday 30 December 2013

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Linney Group managing director Miles Linney is pleased he cracked his own underwater challenge this year and has high hopes for Ipex..and the World the year ahead.


Linney Group managing director Miles Linney

What’s at the top of your Christmas wish list?

Terry's Chocolate Orange and a 100,000 sq ft warehouse.

What business or technology trend do you think 2013 will remembered for?


What do you think will represent the single biggest opportunity for printers in 2014 and why?

Chance to go to the World Cup in Rio, baby!

What do you think will represent the single biggest threat for printers in 2014?

Cristhian Lagos Navarro – Costa Rica centre forward.

What’s the one thing that the industry should do more of, or do better, in 2014?

Offer more value-added services and don’t be afraid to do so.

What was your highlight of 2013?

I swam two lengths underwater at the swimming pool in Italy. I cracked it on the last day.

What are your hopes for 2014?

World peace and a fantastic Ipex with lots of great ideas to follow up on.

What was the most important thing that you learnt in 2013?

Bankers will never get the mood of the nation.

What will you do differently in 2014?

Book a hotel with a smaller swimming pool!

What does the industry need to do differently in 2014?

Stay open-minded and broaden our range of products and services.

What will you be having for Christmas dinner?

Champagne, white wine, red wine, port, "full bifter Mansfield Turkey Dinner", and Terry's Chocolate Orange with a small whisky and water.

Are you making any New Year's resolutions? If so, what?

Nope – never do. 

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