Adrian Hill has a tough act to follow when he took up his new job as company secretary at Walkers' Nonsuch, the independent toffee specialist based in Stoke-on-Trent. His predecessor was Cyril Jackson who had held the position for the last 50 years until his retirement. Hill joined the company in 1984 as assistant company secretary when his primary responsibility was to handle the newly installed computer systems. He successfully exploited the database and helped the company build its business. This was rewarded with an invitation to join the board as operations director in 1991. {{COUNTERPOINT}}