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17th January 2020

This month's Q&A is with one of our newest recruits - Martin Portwood, our new Operations Director. He tells us who his biggest influence is and who his favourite musician is. 

How long have you worked at Sontay?  

1 Month

What is your job role?

Operations Director – to help the Ops Team support the business goals and to move towards best in Class in Operations/Manufacturing

What are the best/worst things about your job?

Best is the new opportunity – worst is that I am still getting to grips with everything! 

What attracted you to working in the building controls industry?

It’s a growth industry with ability to contribute to efficient energy usage

What advice would you give to someone starting out in the industry?

Have passion for what you are going to do

Who has been the biggest influence in your career?

Zeev - A mentor I had when I first became responsible for other team members

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

Christopher Hitchins , Steven Fry , Victoria Wood , George Orwell , Renee Russo

What is your favourite book?

Islands in the Stream by E Hemingway

Who is your favourite musician?

Bob Marley

What is your perfect holiday? Sun or Snow?  

Sun, definitely