All Twenty Questions articles – Page 2

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    Under the spotlight: Ben Lawrence

    2018-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Ben Lawrence is a real family man - working in the family business and spending any spare time travelling with his wife and kids 01 Career history:After I finished my education I went to work for Jonathan James in Ely shadowing the manager and learning the ropes, before moving ...

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    Under the spotlight: Oli Yeo

    2018-08-03T00:00:00Z

    Oli Yeo of GripHero shares his love of basketball, good whiskey and The Dark Knight, as well as his hatred of dirty petrol pumps 01 Career history: I first worked at AnTech designing, manufacturing and testing equipment for the petrochemical industry. Then Babcock International project managing large-scale submarine ...

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    Under the spotlight: Louise Hammond

    2018-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Louise Hammond may be known for being careful with money but she has rich tastes as she’d love to have dinner with the Queen 01 Career history: Maybe inevitability suggested I would always end up working within the family business. I’ve been here now for 21 years with varying ...

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    Under the spotlight: Tim Payne

    2018-06-07T00:00:00Z

    Electricity and water are usually kept very much apart but both play a huge role in InstaVolt CEO Tim Payne’s life 01 Career history: everything from working on a fishing boat to running a £500m turnover contracting business. More recently I was the co-founder and COO of Anesco, one ...

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    Under the spotlight: Paul Yates

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    01 Career history? I graduated in 1997 with a degree in Transport Management and joined the graduate programme at the Co-op as a traffic manager at their chilled and frozen depot. In 2002, I joined Jet at their routing office in Jarrow (my home town), before relocating to Humber ...

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    Under the spotlight: Jane Lindsay-Green

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Horses are a passion for Shell’s Jane Lindsay-Green so much so that her favourite vehicle would be a horse-drawn carriage 01 Career history: I’ve been lucky to have a really varied career, from spending time in the fashion world, to working for a telecoms company, as well as time ...

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    Under the spotlight: Emma Madhoo

    2018-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Name: Emma Madhoo Company:Certas Energy Job title: Retail customer support manager 01 Career history: My career began working for Ultramar Golden Eagle, where I was involved in the sales of marine bunker, logistics and supplies operations. Kuwait Petroleum acquired the business, then it was sold to ...

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    Under the spotlight: Joe Hockenhull

    2018-01-12T00:00:00Z

    Name:Joe Hockenhull Job title: Managing director Company:Hockenhull Garages/HGS Leicester Ltd 01 Career history: After finishing school at 16 I began working for Hockenhull Garages as a sales assistant. After a year or so earning pennies and getting experience working with customers, I left and began a ...

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    Under the Spotlight: Mahmood Saleem

    2017-12-13T00:00:00Z

    Name:Mahmood Saleem Job title:Owner Company:Jet Ardeer Services 01 Career history: I bought my first (tiny) newsagents in 2001 and turned it into a c-store, buying the store next door to expand the business. I then bought Ardeer in 2005 as a completely run-down business, but over ...

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    Under the spotlight: Rachael Hockmeyer

    2017-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Twenty questions with Rachael Hockmeyer Job title Director Company Hockmeyer Motors Ltd 01 Career history: My family bought our current site in 1972, and I worked there as a teenager. After University I worked as a branch manager for Stead and Simpson and then as a store ...

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    Under the spotlight: Julian Rinaldi

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Name: Julian Rinaldi Job title: Jack of all trades MD, MOT tester, sub-postmaster, car and van rental franchisee Company: Musbury Garage 01 Career history: 1986-1989 Somerset College studying Motor Vehicle Engineering Motor Vehicle Management. Joined company business in 1988 working alongside my parents before ...

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    Under the spotlight: Suresite’s Keith Bevan isn’t afraid of change and is looking forward to more development within the forecourt industry

    2017-09-15T00:00:00Z

    NameKeith Bevan Job titleSales and marketing director CompanySuresite Group 01 Career history: I began in retail at Debenhams, then became an investment banker before leaving to develop a start-up business in waste management. That company was sold so I chose to join Suresite. 02 ...

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    Under the Spotlight - Craig Nugent

    2017-08-03T00:00:00Z

    Name: Craig Nugent Company: Certas Energy Job title: Head of dealer sales 01 Career history: began in forecourts in 1983 at Roadchef as a seasonal cashier. Then various roles in other forecourt firms before joining Gulf Oil. Moved to Shell then Ryko International. Joined medical engineering ...

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    Under the spotlight: James Eatwell

    2017-07-10T00:00:00Z

    01 Career history: I started out in IT support, working initially for my university and then for the NHS. I then moved into a chemist role, joining Phillips 66 in 2004, working in lab-based roles before taking up my current role. 02 Dream job (if you weren’t ...

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    Under the Spotlight: Tony Walker, non-fuel director, MFG

    2017-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Name: Tony Walker Job title: Non-fuel director Company: Motor Fuel Group 01 Career history: My working career started as a store manager with Somerfield. I then joined Murco as an area manager in 2001, eventually becoming general manager, non-fuel. At the start of 2012, I joined ...

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    Under the spotlight: HKS chairman Graham Sims discloses his dislike of political spin, and his love of Star Trek, summer days and penguins

    2017-05-15T00:00:00Z

    01 Career history? 38 years on and off in the industry. I also work with some private equity houses and investment funds and also chair a charity. 02 How did you get involved with HKS? By renting them their first site way back in 1984. 03 ...