Marketing manager, Wheyhey, on Ace of Base, hot tubs and jelly babies

What was your first-ever job? As a kid I used to earn money cleaning cars. My first proper job was as team assistant at Ben & Jerry’s.

What’s been your worst job interview? With a well-known ad agency. The guy interviewing me asked me to describe the contents of my bedroom, to which I replied that it was none of his business. I didn’t get the job.

What was the first music single you bought? Ace of Base - Life is a Flower.

How do you describe your job to your mates? Willy Wonka, Adriana Lima, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jeremy Hunt kicking back in the Wheyhey hot tub with an ice cream at our Stockwell HQ.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? Working with great people, every day presenting a different and exciting challenge.

What is the least rewarding part? It’s a toss-up between the distinctive smell of protein shakes in the office kitchen, and cleaning freezers.

What is your motto in life? Life is better when you’re laughing.

If you were allowed one dream perk, what would it be? Forced international travel every month or skydiving my way across every continent.

Do you have any phobias? I don’t have any phobias but my biggest fear is being left behind, in any situation.

If you could change one thing in grocery, what would it be? To make it easier for people to eat healthily by ditching the rubbish, part of which would be to stop selling brands that are packed with hidden sugars.

What luxury would you have on a desert island? A boat; I wouldn’t last long on my own.

What animal most reflects your personality? A lizard - I can lie in the sun all day.

What’s your favourite film and why? 21 Grams because of Naomi Watts and Benicio del Toro.

What has been the most embarrassing moment in your life? Waking up on a packed train with a face full of jelly babies and people taking photos. A friend had licked each one and stuck it to my face until I was covered.

Which celebrity would you most like to work with? My prayers were already answered when Wheyhey started working with David Gandy. But from a career perspective, Simon Cowell would be interesting.