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EACH month on the company website – and in every issue of the Pacific Bulletin – we’ll turn the spotlight on two staff members. Gerry McIntyre and John Caulfield are the next two – selected via a random number-generating programme – to be featured.

Jennifer Strain

Jennifer and husband Gerry in New York

Favourite place:
New York

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Stripper, ballerina or ice cream van worker

How would your friends describe you?
Special, bubbly, sincere, considerate, caring and a great singer lol

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
Living a chilled, relaxed stress-free life in a hot climate somewhere with my husband Gerry (above), kids Lucas and Grace and my dogs Duster and Buddy

Song or artist you’re embarrassed to admit you like:
Dolly Parton

Top four dinner guests (dead or alive):
Kevin Bridges, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy, Jose Mourinho

Favourite movie:
Gone With The Wind

Favourite season:
Summer

Last meal you had?
Chicken & Mushroom Pot Noodle

Given the chance, what rule would you implement in the workplace?
Play music all day, every day, well until at least 2.15pm


John McGuire

Favourite place:
Greece

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Joiner

How would your friends describe you?
A grumpy old man

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
On holiday

Song or artist you’re embarrassed to admit you like:
Frank Sinatra

Top four dinner guests (dead or alive):
The Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Lawford

Favourite movie:
The Great Escape

Favourite season:
Summer

Last meal you had?
Beans on toast

Given the chance, what rule would you implement in the workplace?
More holidays


Craig Taylor

Craig and baby daughter Carmen

Favourite place:
Carmel beach, California 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An adult! Or an architect

How would your friends describe you?
Witty, kind and charming

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
Collecting my EuroMillions winning cheque or sitting on Carmel beach – or both

Song or artist you’re embarrassed to admit you like:
Chesney Hawkes 

Top four dinner guests (dead or alive):
Donald Trump, Robin Williams, Kanye West and Marilyn Monroe

Favourite movie:
Good Will Hunting

Favourite season:
Salt

Last meal you had?
Lunch

Given the chance, what rule would you implement in the workplace?
Half day on your birthday


Anne Tavendale

Bubbly … Anne loves champagne

Favourite place:
Boston, Massachusetts 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Singer, pastor, teacher 

How would your friends describe you?
Honest, funny, warm, generous

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
Portugal

Song or artist you’re embarrassed to admit you like:
Bananarama 

Top four dinner guests (dead or alive):
My Gran, Robin Williams, Meryl Streep and myself in my twenties!

Favourite movie:
Once Upon A Time In America

Favourite season:
Autumn

Last meal you had?
Steak, chips and garlic mushrooms

Given the chance, what rule would you implement in the workplace?
I would introduce Fizzy Fridays – I love champagne! Either that or wellness classes every month that could include laughter yoga, massages or tai chi.


Marc Woods

Bit of a prankster … Marc Woods

Favourite place:
Mexico  

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Doctor 

How would your friends describe you?
Prankster

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
Mexico

Song or artist you’re embarrassed to admit you like:
Creedence Clearwater Revival 

Top four dinner guests (dead or alive):
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Margot Robbie, Mike Tyson

Favourite movie:
Home Alone: Lost In New York

Favourite season:
Winter

Last meal you had?
Lunch – chicken, broccoli, sweetcorn

Given the chance, what rule would you implement in the workplace?
Early start, early finish.

 


Gerry McIntyre

Prize guy – Gerry is a keen bowler

Favourite holiday destination and why:
South Africa – the wildlife, the weather and people are all fantastic   

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A marine biologist or a vet – but I wasn’t clever enough 

How would your friends describe you?
A crabbit old b**ger!

What’s your favourite karaoke song?
Anything by Elvis Presley

If you could be anyone (real or fictional) who would you be and why?
Roy of the Rovers. I was never a great footballer and always wanted to be as good as he was

Top four dinner guests (dead or alive):
My mother, father, John Wayne and Jock Stein

Favourite movie:
The Quiet Man

Favourite meal?
No real favourite – as long as there is plenty of it!

Given the chance, what rule would you implement in the workplace?
Introduce a “swear jar”. I am ashamed to say that this would cost me a fortune but I would like to stop, so maybe this would help


 

John Caulfield

John – his bark is worse than his bite

Favourite holiday destination and why:
New York – the city that never sleeps  

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A tennis player and the when I realised I didn’t have the ability, a foreign correspondent
on BBC News

How would your friends describe you?
Friendly, quiet, but very occasionally grumpy!

What’s your favourite karaoke song?
The Sound of Silence

If you could be anyone (real or fictional) who would you be and why?
Roger Federer (see above)

Top four dinner guests (dead or alive):
John F. Kennedy, Paul McCartney, Eric Morecambe, and Jock Stein

Favourite movie:
The Godfather

Favourite meal?
Surf ‘n’ Turf

What is your greatest achievement?
Staying alive!

Given the chance, what rule would you implement in the workplace?
A Quiet Room

 

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