What was your first-ever job? I spent six months driving a van, delivering drinks for Bottoms Up Beverages. I loved every minute.
What was your worst job interview? While at university, I happened to walk past a Blockbuster store that was hiring. I walked in and found myself in a room with 15 other applicants. We had to act out our favourite movie scenes, build props out of cardboard boxes and share our knowledge. Everyone else was a total movie buff - but somehow I managed to get the job!
What was the first music single you bought? Mel and Kim’s ‘Respectable’.
How do you describe your job to your mates? They think I spend my days eating in Thai restaurants, drinking Chang and living the high life if only they knew!
What is the most rewarding part of your job? I find it very rewarding meeting customers and visiting Thai restaurants all over the UK.
What is the least rewarding part? Meeting customers I have been doing business with for more than 15 years, as it makes me feel very old!
What is your motto in life? Knuckle down. I have always been a big believer in hard work.
If you were allowed one dream perk what would it be? Chang Beer is the official sponsor of Everton FC, which means I drive from London to Liverpool at least twice a month to attend matches and entertain customers in the Chang VIP Box - a helicopter would make my life a lot easier!
What’s your favourite movie and why? The Star Wars trilogy. Is there any other answer for someone born in the 1970s?
What has been the most embarrassing moment in your life? Being asked if I speak Thai, answering yes and then being asked to give a presentation. I forgot to emphasise how basic my understanding of the language is.
Do you have any phobias? I used to have a fear of flying but travelling to and from Thailand has helped cure me.
If you could pick a celebrity to join your staff who would it be and why? Johnny Depp. He comes across as quirky, someone who would think outside the box.
If you could change one thing in the grocery industry what would it be? To place more focus on genuine imports and country of origin.