2002 witnessed two long established and highly respected family food businesses joining forces to create Total Foodservice Solutions Ltd. now the foremost, independent, delivered, catering wholesaler in the north of England.
Traditional values remain embedded in our culture but we are also firmly focused on the future in our determination to offer sustained levels of customer service of the highest order. Innovation, new ideas, products and services, combined with our desire to succeed, enables us to offer the catering industry an unparalleled service.
What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
Dealing with the ever changing logistic demands of our customers.
Who inspired you most in your career?
Paul Brassington my ex boss at MDA and Mr Tom Burdoch who sponsored my training many years ago.
If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?
A Fork Lift Truck.
What brought you to this industry?
My Mother worked in a shoe factory and got me a job at the factory within 2 years I was studying and working and thanks to the MD the company sponsored my development at college.
If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?
Nothing really, I think working up from a factory shop floor to managing over 100 people at one point is not a bad acheivment.
What’s your favourite pastime?
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
I cannot say!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I claim to speak many languages.
Who would be your favourite party guests?
What is the greatest luxury in your life?
A 42″ TV to watch the Football on.
If you won the Lottery, what would you do?
Move to Australia.
Who or what makes you laugh?
Britain’s Got Talent.
Do you have any secret ambitions?
To become a Director of the business.
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
What’s your favourite music album?
A Night at the Opera by Queen.
What’s your favourite movies?
Star Wars Trilogy and Leon.
What’s your favourite book?
Frank Skinner’s autobiography.
Who or what do you detest the most?
An ex Boss!!
What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?
Get as much training behind you as possible work hard and be ambitous.
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