Day in the Life: George Field


I know lots of people say no two days are the same for them but for me that really is true. And that’s because I don’t work nine-to-five. I live in Comrie in Perthshire and clock up about 45,000 miles a year working for Air-serv covering Scotland, the North East, ...

Day in the Life: Jerry Marwood


Like most of us, for me the typical day doesn’t exist which is, I guess, why we are attracted to this industry, however one common component is an early start! Wherever I’m heading that day, I like to get on with it. This means dressing in the dark to avoid ...

Day in the Life: Ray Blake


Since leaving my 35-year career in the enforcement of petroleum legislation, just over a year ago, I don’t have a typical day and I’m very happy with this situation. Gone are the frustrating car journeys into and around London, and not having the daily commute alone has given me an ...

Day in the Life: Hemant Tandon


I start most days at 6.30am with a spinning class at my local gym. I often question why I allow myself to be screamed at by my spinning instructor but, by the end of the 45-minute class, the exhilarating feeling convinces me otherwise. Spinning is definitely the best way to ...

Day in the Life: Ian Taylor


Just as no two Spar stores are the same, no two days in my job are the same, either! As head of retail at Spar, my role isn’t office based. In any given week, I could have to travel from Manchester to Northern Ireland, to Scotland to Exeter, then a ...

Day in the Life: SB Prasad


A fter 35 years in business, the one thing I can say with some certainty is that although no two days are the same, they are always interesting. I’ll wake at 6am and spend 20 minutes doing some yoga, to set me up for the challenges ahead, before reviewing my ...

Day in the Life: Bob Etchingham


As a long-time reader of Forecourt Trader, I have read many descriptions of ’A day in the Life’ of various oil industry executives. Most rise with the sun and endure a gruelling day before ’replacing the nozzle’ late in the evening! I am not going to try and persuade you ...

Day in the Life: Chris Murphy and Niki Cooknell


Chris says: We formed the ’dream team’ two years ago with me as territory manager and Niki as account co-ordinator, looking after our customers in the South. We catch up by phone first thing, when we share our plans for the day and talk about yesterday’s activities as well as ...

Day in the Life: Laurence King


My working day begins at 6.30am, with a shower, a bowl of trill (old age) and then I drop my youngest son at the school bus for 7.30am. My office is in Tebay Services (M6) in Cumbria so I might normally travel there, but we now have Gloucester Services (M5) ...

Day in the Life: Nick Lowe


My alarm on my i-watch goes off at 4.45am - technology has moved on a lot in the 25 years I have been working in retail. Breakfast is an almond milk and fruit smoothie, and then I’m ready for the day.