Paul Jones

Questions & Answers Paul Jones

Q: What was your first job?

A: Shelf stacker at Tesco, I was 15.

Q: What was the first record you bought?

A: Album? No idea, first single was video killed the radio star.

Q: Favourite movie?

A: Godfather

Q: What 3 items would you take on a desert island

A: Mmm, the other 3 on the board. Because last time I went away they added HR to my responsibilities

Q: Which celebrity (dead or alive) would you invite for dinner?

A: I’m not really into celebrities, so any celebrity chef and they can cook l

Q: Favourite animal?

A: Elephant.

Q: What is something you are scared of?

A: Horses.

Q: Biggest pet peeve?

A: Bad drivers, particularly on the motorway.

Q: What drives you?

A: The hope that one day I will be able to go where I want when I want.

Q: If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

A: Ermmm , I had to have a good think about this one… don’t not do something to please someone else

Q: How would you describe what you do, to new people you meet?

A: I do it the same ay every single time, I say “we sell food ingredients to food manufactures” and give them an example – “you know muller yogurts” same example every time – “you the fruit and gloop in the corner” – and they nod – “well that’s us.”

Q: Biggest life lesson you have learnt?

A: pass

Q: What time do you get up?

A: 7am

Q: What time do you go to bed?

A: 10pm

Q: What do you order at the bar?

Aperol spritz all around

Q: If you could move to another country what would it be?

A: Italy

Q: What Is your favourite meal?

A: Seafood, any sea food

Q: Did you always see yourself as a business owner?

A: No

Q: What is your most memorable sale?

A: A tonne of pomegranate that got rejected because it was adulterated, I probably learnt more from that than anything else

Q: Favourite fruit?

A: Raspberry

Q: What did you want to be as a kid?

A: An accountant , basically Rob laird

Q: One thing someone has said that has stuck with you at work?

A: Sale isn’t a sale, until it has been paid for

Q: When did you start at Uren?

A: 1992

Q: What job did you do?

A: Sales ledger clerk