In a career spanning some of the biggest names in retail such as Amazon, Argos and Tesco, Charles Tyrwhitt’s CFO and COO Alan Martin has developed a clear sense of the role finance should play in customer-oriented companies.

In our featured interview he focuses on three elements: helping the business make the best decisions possible, being the conscience of the organisation and gaining effective insights from data. “If we can do each of those three things to the best of our ability, we will add value to the bottom line, no doubt,” says Martin.