With sites around the UK, Torque provides over one million square feet of warehousing. The company offers a full logistics service from origin through to end customer. Operating globally, Torque prides itself on delivering versatile, seamless yet cost-effective solutions for all sizes of company, from the largest and most famous high street names through to small individual internet retailers. Torque offers a unique set of flexible services that can be customised to fit exactly with its customers’ logistical and warehousing requirements.
What brought you to this industry?
I followed in my father’s footsteps (for those with long memories he worked for SPD Ltd) after failing to get my Offshore Engineering degree.
What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
When the team pull together and deliver a great service despite the many obstacles and challenges put in their way.
Who inspired you most in your career?
Probably no one overall, although I try and take something (good or bad) from every situation and from everyone I have worked for/with.
If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?
The CCTV system, just nosey really.
If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?
Very little as whilst I might have fallen into this career it has worked out pretty well.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?
I once served Christmas lunch in the staff canteen wearing stockings and suspenders…
Who or what makes you laugh?
Still Game, funniest program on TV by a mile. Otherwise life in general as I can find humour in most situations.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Juggling and I make a mean Cheesecake.
Who would be your favourite party guest?
What is the greatest luxury in your life?
What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
Do you have any secret ambitions?
To trek a peak above 6,000m amsl.
What’s your dream holiday destination?
What are your three favourite movies of all time?
Blues Brothers, Shawshank Redemption and Great Escape.
What is your favourite book of all time?
Lord of the Rings.
What’s your favourite pastime?
If you won the Lottery, what would you do?
Retire and buy a beach front property in Jamaica.
What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?
Don’t judge a book by its cover! It is a diverse industry and you can work across many different sectors with a varied client base, which means there are a variety of job roles and skills required, it also makes it interesting. It is also incredibly rewarding which makes all the hard work worthwhile, but its really satisfying knowing the service you provide is an integral part of the supply chain and you make a difference.
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