Leeds-based Jonathon Straight was the founder and Chief Executive of the environmental products and services group Straight plc which is a leading supplier of waste and recycling containers in the UK.
Since 1993 the business grew from humble beginnings to a £30m turnover company with a listing on the London Stock Exchange AIM market. He recently sold the business for £10m.
In 2006 Jonathon was a national winner in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
He sports a distinctive waxed moustache and a ponytail and also loves unusual eyewear with a collection of more than 250 pairs of spectacles.