WLN – What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

Visiting a range of different warehouses and seeing how automation plays a role in today’s climate.

Neil Olsson, Account Manager, Proteus Software Ltd

WLN – Who’s inspired you most in your career?

My mother.

WLN – If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?

A real time dashboard – full of useful data.

WLN – If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?

Get into software from the start, instead of banking.

WLN – What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?

In my younger single days, I burnt the back of my shirt with an iron without realising and went to work.

WLN – Who or what makes you laugh?

My daughter Willow.

WLN – Do you have any hidden talents?

Professional song writer, and singer.

WLN – Who would be your favourite party guest?

Lee Francis AKA Keith Lemon.

WLN – What is the greatest luxury in your life?

The days not spent stuck on a motorway.

WLN – What is your favourite guilty pleasure?

Scottish Football.

WLN – Do you have any secret ambitions?

Currently in the process of getting a green card for the US.

WLN –What’s your dream holiday destination?

Road trip around Florida, visiting Cape Canaveral, Disney Land and Florida Keys.

WLN – What are your three favourite movies or TV shows of all time?

Face off, Game of Thrones, and Walking Dead.

WLN –What is your favourite book of all time?

How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie.

WLN –What’s your favourite pastime?


WLN – If you won the Lottery, what would you do?

Start of my 3PL business incorporating a lot of automation.

WLN – What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?

Think forward not backwards.


Proteus Software is a leading supplier of warehouse management systems. We nurture long-term partnerships with businesses that seek to continually improve their warehouse performance, through the intelligent use of technology, people and improved business processes. We focus on working closely with our clients to increase their profitability, through the productivity and the operational improvements our solutions deliver in moving, managing, locating and handling stock.

With a pedigree of solution delivery and solving the inventory, order and financial management related issues of clients for over 25 years, we are uniquely able to assist clients with the complex challenges involved in the order to cash cycle.

To take part in Quote Unquote please call: 01923 272960 or email: james@warehousenews.co.uk