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

It’s an eventful fast paced role… and it helps that I work with one of the best teams!

Catherine Smith, Sales Administrator, Advanced Handling & Storage

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

My parents, 110%!

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

Health & Safety Equipment – you can never be too careful!

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

I would definitely be firmer with myself!

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

Calling someone ‘Sir’ on the phone when it was a lady … oops!

WHN – Who or what makes you laugh?

Don’t laugh… but I have fallen down a ‘YouTube hole’ more than once and ended up watching videos of goats that sound like humans which are hilarious!

WHN – Do you have any hidden talents?

I took drum lessons once and absolutely loved them – I haven’t played for a while though so I would love to pick back up on it!

WHN – Who would be your favourite party guest?

The complete cast of Friends… especially Rachel.

WHN – What is the greatest luxury in your life?

My happiness.

WHN – What is your favourite guilty pleasure?

A long lie in on weekends.

WHN – Do you have any secret ambitions?

To drink a glass of champagne in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas.

WHN – What’s your dream holiday destination?

Anywhere in the Caribbean… or possibly a Caribbean cruise!

WHN – What are your three favourite movies of all time?

The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and Goodfellas.

WHN – What is your favourite book of all time?

The Take by Martina Cole.

WHN – What’s your favourite pastime?

Long Walks with my English springer spaniel Cooper!

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

Share the wealth.

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

Be organised in your job role… organisation is key!


Advanced Handling and Storage are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of new and used pallet racking. We have access to a full range of manufacturers and are able to give competitive prices! We can supply, deliver and install all of our solutions which makes the process as stress free for the customer as possible. We have built up a reputation for over 20 years for the quality of our service and the fantastic products we supply. We have a wealth of industry knowledge which can give you the peace of mind that you are getting the best solution for your business!

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