Business Post is the largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company within the UK. With 40 years experience, the company operates a national network of more than 50 sites and 3,500 vehicles.
What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
Understanding what is occurring in the market and driving the business to react to what it requires. Also, being part of a vibrant team and watching people grow and develop around you.
Who inspired you most in your career?
My Dad – he was a director of several large public companies and has always been available to share his knowledge and point me in the right direction.
If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?
A Scanner, so I could get to see everything that is going on.
What brought you to this industry?
Luck – being in the right place at the right time.
If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?
What’s your favourite pastime?
Developing my house is my current passion and my most recent project has been planting a number of mature trees. I’m also a keen black and white photographer and have my own printing facilities at home.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
Most recently, maneuvering my tractor particularly badly in front of a farmer.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m a medium pace spin bowler.
Who would be your favourite party guests?
What is the greatest luxury in your life?
Burgandy – Meursault is my favourite and is a real treat.
If you won the Lottery, what would you do?
I would spend a year living on a boat and cruising around the Mediterranean.
Who or what makes you laugh?
My kids antics always make me laugh, especially my youngest son Alex doing dancing impressions of Michael Jackson.
Do you have any secret ambitions?
Yes, thank you!
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
It has to be the Cote d’Azur.
What’s your favourite music album
DT8 Project Winter – it’s a bit alien to my age group but I find trance music uplifting.
What’s you favourite movies?
Classic, it has to be the Shawshank Redemption, but most recently Seven Pounds by Will Smith which I found chilling.
What’s your favourite book?
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsythe.
Who or what do you detest the most?
Timewasters – time is so valuable.
What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?
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