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14th February 2019


How long have you worked at Sontay?

Almost 18 years, I re-joined Sontay in March 2001.  I left for about 10 months after spending 2 years previously, the grass isn’t always greener.

What is your job role?

My main job role is technical support, but help out in other departments if they are short staffed or busy.  I like to help out as much as I can.

What attracted you to working in the building controls industry?

It happened completely by accident, I had just returned from Australia.  Previously in the UK I was a sail maker working for Batt Sails and fancied a change after 10 years.  When I returned a friend was working for Sontay and asked what I was up to, at the time I didn’t fancy returning to sail making so stated here at Sontay.  Initially I worked in the factory, moving to the technical office after 8 months.   

Who has been the biggest influence in your career?

In my Sontay career, it has to be Andy Westmorland.  He had faith in me and gave me the chance to work in the technical office.  

What five guests would you invite to a dinner party? Dead or alive…

Being a keen cyclist 3 of them would be Sean Yates, Bradley Wiggins & Chris Boardman along with Michael Hutchence (I was a huge INXS fan back in the 90’s) and lastly my dad who sadly died about 10 years ago.

What is your favourite book?

I don’t have a favourite book really, I enjoy mostly books on the 1st / 2nd World Wars, Vietnam, Falklands and Gulf wars.

Who is your favourite musician?

Growing up in the late 80’s early 90’s I loved Madchester music, and still do.  Favourite bands are The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, James, Inspiral Carpets and The Charlatans.

What is your perfect holiday? Sun or Snow?

Definitely sun