Name: Sonny S Ridgewell
Name of business: Nexus Insurance Brokers
What do you do?
Insurance – Corporate & Personal
How did you get started?
Lost everything in the property market and decided it was time for a career change
Who and what inspire you?
Elon Musk. He’s a great all round guy who is using his wealth and position to change the World….for the better.
What does being an entrepreneur mean to you?
You make your own life path and get out exactly what you are prepared to put in.
How do you split your time?
When not working I enjoy a round of golf or two.
What is your workspace like?
Very corporate...I aim to change this over time.
What three items can't you live without?
Smartphone practically runs my life and business. And my lovely partner of 7 years, Maria of course
Which UAE companies do you admire?
PLUG duh. BNI, Nexus, Enshaa, Al Shaya
Why is supporting small businesses so important to you?
I remember doing a school project 25 years ago about how big business is driving out the small local businesses and it worried me then. We all have to do our bit to ensure the survival and growth of small businesses
How can the community get involved in your business?
Use me. There are plenty of alternative options but very few that compare in expertise and professionalism. I enjoy watching and being part of the journey a new business embarks upon and as IT grows, I grow.