All Day in the life articles – Page 2

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    Day in the Life: Shailesh Parekh


    I wake up at six in the morning and go to the gym. This helps me maintain my jovial and proactive attitude to life. After an hour in the gym (some days with a personal trainer), I get to work for about eight o’clock. The first thing I do ...

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    Day in the Life: Gordon Balmer


    My working day normally starts at the crack of dawn as my wife is an early riser and kicks me out of bed. If I have time it gives me an opportunity to get to the gym. With all the things we have to do during the working day, especially ...

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    Day in the Life: Tony Mills


    After spending the best part of 17 years working in Chicago as an engineering director, stepping back into a UK business was a real eye-opener and I still find the odd wrench in the works, so to speak. One of the main problems I’m currently experiencing is my innate drive ...

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    Day in the Life: Saeed Noorani


    My new role as area manager has given me more control and power to dedicate my time and effort to bring change to the company, with fresh ideas, thoughts and better plans for its future success. Having over 20 years’ experience, I reformed and brought changes to the company from ...

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    Day in the Life: Andrew Braxton


    Ilove my job. I know that might be a cliché, but I’m part of a very dynamic and exciting industry. My role, UK dealer manager, was created two years ago with Shell’s decision to split management of the company-owned sites from dealer sites; and with Shell’s reinvigorated focus on the ...

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    Day in the Life: Jodie Johnson


    The mayhem starts at 5.45am when I get up and try my best to walk our two dogs. Easier said than done, especially when they’re having a ’diva day’ and refusing to move from their beds. Then it’s time to make sure that my son and my partner are all ...

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    Day in the Life: Jenny Lockwood


    I aim to be up each working morning at 5.15am in readiness for Boot Camp at 6am. It’s part of a new health regime there’s also a personal trainer to keep the pressure on! It may be a far cry from the days when I was playing for the ...

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    Day in the Life: Guy Pulham


    In 2011 we changed our organisation to better reflect the needs of our customers. Our main sales channels are now split between national customers (large group dealers and UK wholesale customers looked after by national account managers in head office) and regional customers (local retail and wholesale customers who want ...

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    Day in the Life: Lisa Kemp


    I live about an hour’s drive from the site, so an early start is always inevitable, particularly as I have my hair and make-up to do before leaving home. But to compensate, my drive to work is through the beautiful New Forest. However, I have to be alert to avoid ...

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    Day in the Life: Adam Hogwood


    My alarm goes off at 4.28am and somehow myself and our two-year old whippet get up and into the lounge without waking my wife! Banana on toast, black coffee and a catch up with the news and social media follows. Time to get ready and feed the guinea pig ...

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    Day in the Life: Amanda Barber


    Like all working mothers, I wake up in the morning with a whole list of things that I need to do before the day is over. I have twin girls, so mornings are usually a manic rush getting ready for school you can imagine three females in the house, all ...

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    Day in the Life: Paul Cheema


    My typical day as a retailer? Well, it starts at around 5.30am when I wake up, then check my emails and Twitter while I’m in the bathroom. By 6.30am, I’m opening our Tile Hill standalone c-store and remotely checking the forecourt store for sales, wastage etc and likewise with ...

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    Day in the Life: Richard Chadderton


    I would like to be able to say that my day starts with a five-mile run or a visit to the gym, but sadly it doesn’t! When the alarm goes off at around 6.30am, breakfast consists of cereal or toast and a cup of tea always tea. ...

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    Day in the Life: Neale Smither


    Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. and then wake the kids up and make them breakfast before heading off at around 7.45am to drive the 30 minutes from my home in Bedfordshire to BP’s UK Fuels and Retail operations headquarters in Milton Keynes. ...

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    Day in the Life: Jonathan Tout


    During a normal week, I spend at least one day on one-to-ones, focusing on operations, marketing, finance and our pharmacies this provides weekly focus on KPIs and 90-day plans to drive the important numbers and make sure all our great plans are being executed well. Our operations manager, Darren ...

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    Day in the Life: Adele Shackleton


    My day can begin at ’silly o clock’ if I have to be in our offices at Canary Wharf or visiting customers. I’m a Yorkshire girl born and bred and love living ’up North’ although I do get my leg pulled for the way that I pronounce ’latte’ and ’scone’ ...

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    Day in the Life: Steve Rodell


    My day typically starts when the alarm goes off at 6am and I pull my dog-walking clothes on to take our dog, Otto, out for his morning constitutional. My enthusiasm at this time very much depends on the weather, but in any event I spend the time walking, thinking about ...

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    Day in the Life: Marc Jones


    On a Monday, I typically get into work after I’ve dropped my youngest child off at school. A lot of the time we have someone who comes in at 6am to sort out the bread, milk and newspapers and then they open the shop at 7am. We trade from ...

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    Day in the Life: Pete George


    It sounds like a cliché, but there really is no such thing as a typical day for me. That’s just as well considering I’ve now been with Phillips 66 in its various forms for 44 years! I first joined the company (at that time Conoco) straight from grammar school in ...

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    Day in the Life: Ilyas Munshi - Taking care of what he wears... and business too


    My morning routine starts around 6.30am when I wake up for morning prayers and a brisk walk round the park but it’s recently been too cold so I jump back into bed straight after prayers. However, when I do go for a walk it does mean I have an hour ...