Simon Pollard, founder and CEO of business telecoms suppliers Intouch Advance, was chosen as one of the Yorkshire’s stand out business leaders by one of the region’s top business journals, the Insider.

The Insider’s ’42 Under 42′ programme recognises some of Yorkshire’s most dynamic and inspirational young entrepreneurs and celebrates their success in helping to grow the regional economy.

Forty two was chosen as an important age as it was ten years younger than the average age of the Rich List, when Insider’s list was launched in the early nineties. According to the Insider it’s a “showcase of the region’s brightest business talent, the next generation of leaders” so only the “ones-to-watch” are listed in the annual ’42 Under 42′ list.

Simon Pollard said:

“It is a great honour to be included in the elite Insider’s ’42 Under 42′ list and I feel it is also a recognition of my exceptional team who have helped make Intouch Advance the success it is today.

At Intouch Advance, we pride ourselves in offering a tailored telecoms solution that is responsive to our customer’s need. We deliver a service wrap, proactive account management and monthly Service Dashboards against SLA’s, which makes us stand out from the rest.”

Intouch Advance are recognised for their outstanding service levels and their delivery of continual cost savings and as a result have grown substantially through word of mouth referrals.

Despite their small footprint, Intouch Advance compete nationally with recent client acquisitions including Fitness First, Volkswagen and WSP, with a turnover of £5.3 million and £1.4 profits in 2013/14 – further reasons why the Insider listed Simon Pollard as one of the “42 under 42” Entrepreneurs in Yorkshire.

A snapshot of Simon Pollard's interview in The Insider’s '42 Under 42' list