*conducted prior to Covid-19
Highlight of your career so far? Working by the seaside and living just down the road.
If you could choose three dinner party guests, dead or alive, who would you choose? Michael McIntyre, Ozzy Osbourne & HRH the Queen
Last hotel you stayed at? Sopwell House
Biggest service bugbear? When there are no obvious signs of care
Best piece of advice you ever received? Be yourself
Your first job? Set-up crew for the British Grand Prix, Silverstone – tables, chairs, glassware – it was a hoot!
If you weren’t a hotelier what would you be doing? The army
Which other company (inside or outside the industry) do you most admire or why? Lego – enduring and endlessly fun for all ages
What’s the first thing you do when you get to work in the morning? Say hi to the night porter and the breakfast team and pick up a flat white
Your dream job? I think I might be doing it as we speak…
Something you wish you knew before joining the industry? How important speaking more than one language is
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time? Still doing my dream job
In one word
Favourite food? My daughter’s home-made chocolate cake
Favourite UK city? London
Favourite request on the jukebox? Cheesy rock – anything that gets the hair bouncing
Favourite drink? Champagne or Negroni – as long as it’s cold
Favourite holiday destination? Tenby, South Wales
Favourite film? Weird Science back then /A Good Year about now
Favourite gadget? Swiss army pen knife
Favourite thing you own? My sense of humour!