N4 boss prepares for a cool month in the Arctic

Steve Jones (pictured), chief executive of mortgage technology provider N4, is taking part in an epic 350-mile race to the North Pole.

Jones is leading the oldest team (with a combined age of 140) in 2006’s Sony Polar Challenge. The North Pole features one of the world’s most extreme environments, where temperatures plummet and polar bears roam.

The gruelling four-week endurance race means 350 miles on skis during which the plucky teams pull their supplies on sleds, stopping en route at three manned checkpoints to resupply.

Jones’ team is looking for a number of sponsors as it aims to raise £100,000 for the National Star College which supports youngsters with complex disabilities.

Jones says: “We’re pleased and proud to support the National Star College which provides great opportunities for young disabled people, many of whom face far greater challenges than we will every day of their lives.”