01 Career history: I graduated from the University of the West Of England with a law degree. I started my property career with estate agents, Countrywide Plc. After working with them for four years, I moved to Christie & Co as a retail business agent, specialising in the sale and acquisition of forecourts, convenience stores and post offices. I was promoted to director retail in December 2018.
02 Dream job (if you weren’t doing this): A farmer as I really love working outside.
03 What do you drive: Mercedes C Class estate. I need a big car for the dog.
04 What would you like to drive: Aston Martin. From watching James Bond films when I was younger.
05 Perfect day: On holiday abroad with my wife and two daughters.
06 Favourite team: I don’t really follow a particular sport or team. But I enjoy fishing and shooting in my spare time.
07 Favourite read: Animal Farm by George Orwell.
08 Favourite film: Any James Bond film.
09 Best holiday: Skiing.
10 Possessions you couldn’t do without? My mobile phone and my watch.
11 Most admire: My father. He has passed on lots of good advice based on his life experience.
12 Most likely to say: "Deal."
13 Least likely to say: "I can’t be bothered."
14 Greatest achievement: Being appointed as a director of Christie & Co last December.
15 Greatest fear: Spiders.
16 Tips for business success: Work hard and smart. If you can do both then success will follow.
17 Best business advice you’ve received: Treat everybody equally and never pre-judge. Customer service is key.
18 Best thing about your job: Helping forecourt and retail business owners to sell or acquire a business to further their plans.
19 Most recent business achievement/s of note: Acting for two forecourt owners in selling their two forecourts for more than £7m.
20 Thoughts on the forecourt sector: Fuel margins remain good and, with consumer requirements constantly changing, there’s a good opportunity to develop the industry further. Operators who fail to invest in their business risk losing customers and ultimately profit.