From first job to worst ever interview, most embarrassing gaffes to desert island must-haves: My Alternative CV lifts the lid on what really makes people in the food & drink industry tick. Want to get involved? Contact features editor Megan Tatum

Anna Garrod the coconut tree

Anna Garrod, The Coconut Tree, on vintage clothes, Glastonbury and True Romance

‘The animal which most reflects my personality is a cat – a softie but independent’

Bryan Martins wessanen

Bryan Martins, Wessanen UK, on the DeLorean time machine and Eye of the Tiger

‘The most rewarding part of my job is managing great brands with real purpose’

Alan Barratt grenade

Alan Barratt, Grenade, on private jets, Tom Cruise and Tom Hardy

‘What luxury would I have on a desert island? Two please – the internet and a set of dumbbells’

Louise Gatenby

Louise Gatenby, The Good Board, on Ian Dury & the Blockheads and Zoolander

‘The most rewarding part of my job is knowing I’ve supported an outstanding individual to secure a fantastic leadership role’

Gracie Tyrrell squirrel sisters

Gracie Tyrrell, Squirrel Sisters, on Peter Andre, cockroaches and truffle mac & cheese

‘The most rewarding part of my job is working with my sister Sophie, the other co-founder’

Ishak Valimohamed vive

Ishak Valimohamed, Vive, on Liverpool FC, wolves and The Eminem Show

‘What animal reflects my personality? A wolf – I really trust my instincts’

Cam Brown

Cam Brown, Collagin, on Peter Andre, regrets and Deadpool

No one knows me any more, they just know me as ‘gin girl’

Erin Kryantonis

Erin Kryantonis, Nice Drinks, on Will Young, puppies and trypophobia

‘The most rewarding part of my job is working alongside my co-founders to bring a brand to the UK wine market’

James Hudson captain kombucha

James Hudson, Captain Kombucha, on Derren Brown and polar bears

’My motto in life is to have integrity. Real integrity is doing the right thing, even when nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not’

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