What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
Talking and meeting with customers, listening to their needs and understanding how their business works. When you present them with their solution seeing the look in their eyes when they see what we can achieve when working together. Priceless.
Who has inspired you most in your career?
Tough question, I would have to say my dad. He wasn’t a CEO of a large company he was a manager of a UK engineering company but he was so dedicated to his company and his customers he always went the extra mile. Looking back now I can really appreciate the sacrifices he made and the opportunity he gave me in being the first from the family to go to University. He believed in me and I miss him so much.
If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?
I have to say the Vanderlande Adapto Shuttle, I can move in different directions and always deliver!
If you had your time again, what would you do different?
Pay more attention in school and slow down, life is not a sprint!
What’s your favourite pastime?
I love spending time with my family and family adventure days.
Do you play a sport, follow a sport or support a team?
I play golf and joined a club for the first time after the first lockdown. Passionate Welsh Rugby fan and a Manchester United fan.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened in your career?
Easy one this, I had an interview with a company some seventeen years ago and was living in Newport, South Wales. The interview was in Taunton and I thought that it was close to Bristol so gave myself an hour to get there. When I got to Bristol and saw the sign for Taunton being 59 miles away – I arrived 2 hours late. Not a good first impression, however I must have done something right as they offered me the job! Not something I would suggest to anyone in the market to try now!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can sing, and often do after a few drinks regardless if anyone wants to hear me!
Who would be your favourite party guest?
Matthew Mcconaughey, I love his outlook on life and think we would best friends in real life (If he lifts the restraining order) alright, alright, alright!
What is the greatest luxury in your life?
If you won the Lottery, what would you do?
I would set up a charity to help famililies in my local area. I am passionate about helping people I have worked hard and had some luck on the way but not everyone gets that chance. I would like to help them realise their dreams.
Who or what makes you laugh?
My close friends are a blast, it doesn’t take much to set me off.
What’s your dream holiday?
My wife’s father is Mauritian and I have been fortunate to go there twice, an amazing island, the perfect blend of cultures all intertwined living in harmony.
What’s your favourite music album?
Any Hed Kandi mix, always reminds me of Ibiza.
What’s your favourite movie or Netflix series?
Simple, Queen of the South – awesome!
What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?
Be patient, be humble and listen. Simple.