Management Buyout

Paul Jones

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  • 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