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Directors

Karen Bedford

Product Line Director – Martek

Directors

Karen Bedford

Product Line Director – Martek

Claim to fame

I have a fairly significant diet coke addiction

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I drove the full coast of Australia in an admittedly large and misshapen circle in a 28 year old VW Kombi van named Jeffrey
  • I have a pet corn snake called Bert
  • I showed Samuel L Jackson how to hold a rat
  • I have a few scars on my arm from wrestling with lions and one from a grumpy leopard
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Directors

Nicole Brinkley

Global Head of Sales

Directors

Nicole Brinkley

Global Head of Sales

Claim to fame

I use to be a Cheerleader for Sheffield Wednesdays and have met each of the 2005-2006 squad.

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have an obsession with buying decorative cushions, my house is full of them and I often do a ‘cushion rotation’ as I have too many to display at once.
  • My feet are so small that I have to buy childrens shoes.
  • I use to work at Mcdonalds and once had a box of chicken nuggets thrown at me by an angry customer.
  • My favourtie hobby is mowing the lawn and during the summer I mow the lawn at least three times per week.
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Sales – Marine

Daniel Remde

Marine Sales Manager (EMEA)

Sales – Marine

Daniel Remde

Marine Sales Manager (EMEA)

Claim to fame

I can juggle with my feet!

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have won a hot-dog eating competition
  • I have driven 5000 miles around Europe
  • I have found a four-leaf clover
  • I have a degree in computer animation and special effects
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Sales – Marine

Cassie Collins

Internal Sales Executive (EMEA)

Sales – Marine

Cassie Collins

Internal Sales Executive (EMEA)

Claim to fame

I once did a mortgage for one of the production team on the French Strictly

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I watered an orchid for two years until someone told me it was plastic
  • I have a pair of chicken gloves I wear to cook chicken because I’m vegetarian
  • I’ve never eaten a banana
  • I did a season as Cinderella at Disney land Paris
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Sales – Marine

Lucas Brown

Internal Sales Executive (EMEA)

Sales – Marine

Lucas Brown

Internal Sales Executive (EMEA)

Claim to fame

I once made a Big Mac for Liam Allison

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I own 17 pairs of Vans
  • I can make a Big Mac in 23 seconds
  • I’ve been ran over by a parked car
  • My attic is filled with 902 hamsters
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Sales – Marine

Dana Esperanto

Marine Sales Manager (APAC)

Sales – Marine

Dana Esperanto

Marine Sales Manager (APAC)

Claim to fame

Learn management by managing my own 4 kids!

Three Truths & One Lie

  • Enjoy Geo Politics and Economic issues
  • ouTube and ChatGpt are my Guru
  • Love reading books
  • Wanderlust
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Sales – Marine

Hemanth Kumar

Key Account Manager (APAC)

Sales – Marine

Hemanth Kumar

Key Account Manager (APAC)

Claim to fame

Came out alive from a life threatening situation where our boat was about to sink in the middle of Andaman Sea

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have travelled to 12 countries so far
  • I drive a Mercedes Benz S Class
  • I love Thai cuisine
  • Horror is my favorite genre of movies
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Sales – Marine

Natasha Azman

Internal Sales Executive (APAC)

Sales – Marine

Natasha Azman

Internal Sales Executive (APAC)

Claim to fame

No fame. I keep it on the low

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I was born on a highway
  • I played football since I was 6
  • I’m an aunt to 12 nieces and nephews
  • I took a motorcycle license but backed out because I failed the test
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Sales – Marine

Faradila Jamal

Internal Sales Executive (APAC)

Sales – Marine

Faradila Jamal

Internal Sales Executive (APAC)

Claim to fame

I made appearance to a national local TV when I was 12 years old

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I am a foodie
  • I hate shopping
  • I joined beauty pageant
  • I love to dance
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Sales – Marine

Claire Lim

Sales Support Executive (APAC)

Sales – Marine

Claire Lim

Sales Support Executive (APAC)

Claim to fame

Explorer and always young at heart

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I love good food
  • Jalapenos are my favourite
  • I live to travel and explore
  • I can never stop reading because when I do, I keep going until I finish a good book
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Sales – Marine

Mercy Brifa

Sales Support Executive

Sales – Marine

Mercy Brifa

Sales Support Executive

Claim to fame

I did so well in an exam that my answers were used as marking scheme

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I came first in a swimming competition.
  • I campaigned for head girl and I won
  • was once an entrepreneur
  • I exchanged my gifted vodka for chocolate pizza at a Christmas party
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Sales – FastCalGas

Sarah Rouse

FCG Sales Manager

Sales – FastCalGas

Sarah Rouse

FCG Sales Manager

Claim to fame

My geography was so bad when I first started in the marine industry, that my manager said she was going to put some geography questions in the interviews going forward to stop anyone else like me being hired! (seriously… ask me about it. It’s better, but still pretty rubbish!)

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I was the red Tellytubby (Po) on TV as a kid
  • My first tattoo took more than 3 days to complete
  • I have a metal implant in my cheek so that I can attach gems to my face
  • I once completely ignored Jennifer Saunders in favour of playing with her dog
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Sales – FastCalGas

Matthew Street

Interim FCG Sales Manager

Sales – FastCalGas

Matthew Street

Interim FCG Sales Manager

Claim to fame

I used to look like Justin Bieber

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I fought in La Tomatina Festival in Bunol, Spain
  • I’m fluent in Mandarin Chinese
  • I played lead violin with the Oakwell String Orchestra
  • I have shared a stage with Peter Andre
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Sales – FastCalGas

Hayley Rayner

FCG Account Manager (EMEA)

Sales – FastCalGas

Hayley Rayner

FCG Account Manager (EMEA)

Claim to fame

My dad’s cousin is an actress in Coronation Street

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I am a runner up for the Miss United Kingdom Pageant
  • I can eat 40 chicken nuggets from McDonalds in one sitting
  • I love online shopping
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Sales – FastCalGas

Maggi Taylor

FCG Account Manager (EMEA)

Sales – FastCalGas

Maggi Taylor

FCG Account Manager (EMEA)

Claim to fame

I have a 3 star trampolining certification

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have a PADI divers license
  • I have a phobia of snakes
  • I speak fluent German
  • I have met 2 different celebrities
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Sales – FastCalGas

Cynthia Pak

FCG Account Manager (APAC)

Sales – FastCalGas

Cynthia Pak

FCG Account Manager (APAC)

Claim to fame

I am very good in process and operational matters. Love to investigate and resolve issues to get satisfaction

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I am terrible at Maths
  • I was happy to switch roles, which happened recently
  • I love to travel and experience different cultures, scenery, people and food
  • I am patient, flexible person who is willing to go beyond an extra mile to excel
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Sales – FastCalGas

Queenie Jeow

FCG Account Manager (APAC)

Sales – FastCalGas

Queenie Jeow

FCG Account Manager (APAC)

Claim to fame

The haha lady with a contagious laugh

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I travelled with my best friend at the age of 17
  • I can write with both hands
  • I have a sweet tooth
  • I started wearing glasses since I was 9 years old
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Marketing

Helen Blyth

Marketing Manager

Marketing

Helen Blyth

Marketing Manager

Claim to fame

I was on an episode of Playdays as a kid.

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I’m an excellent singer, but I hate Karaoke
  • I’m a big fan of fantasy novels
  • I love lasagne
  • I’ve climbed 2 volcanoes
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Marketing

Hazel Pineda

Marketing Executive

Marketing

Hazel Pineda

Marketing Executive

Claim to fame

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I’m a professional surfer
  • I’ve worked home based for 8 years
  • I won a drawing contest when I was in first grade
  • I don’t know how to ride a bicycle
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Marketing

David O’Rouke

Content Marketing Executive

Marketing

David O’Rouke

Content Marketing Executive

Claim to fame

I once sang karaoke in front of 3,000 people and got a standing ovation

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I climbed Snowdon (but I’m famously bashful about it!)
  • I scored a hole in one on a Par 4 golf course
  • At my peak, I had 25k Twitter followers
  • I have an irrational fear of escalators
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Marketing

Lacie Prout

Digital Marketing Executive

Marketing

Lacie Prout

Digital Marketing Executive

Claim to fame

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I’m not happy unless I’m decorating 3 rooms at once
  • I met my current partner for the first time at an airport, before flying to Cyprus together for a week on the same day.
  • I have an Eidetic memory
  • I’ve never been stung by a bee
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Customer Services

Emma Bampton

Customer Service Manager

Customer Services

Emma Bampton

Customer Service Manager

Claim to fame

I know EVERY 90s dance routine

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I was in a healthy living video as a child, with characters including Fag Ash Lil and Polly Unsaturated
  • I’m on a Top 10 selling album
  • I was Under 8 British Gymnastics Champion
  • I was nearly paralysed as a child when I fell off my bike and impaled myself on the handlebar
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Customer Services

Laura Williams

Customer Service Specialist

Customer Services

Laura Williams

Customer Service Specialist

Claim to fame

I work with Ultra White Collar Boxing running charity boxing events and taking part in boxing fights. I have had 5 fights so far and won all 5. I’ve done lots of interviews for them and and am used in many of their advertising campaigns on Facebook, Instagram and UWCB Websites.

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I am allergic to my own sweat, amongst many other things
  • I ran a half marathon unaware that I was pregnant with my second child
  • I am fluent in 3 other languages besides English
  • I am petrified of wasps
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Customer Services

Simon Walker-Porter

Customer Service Specialist

Customer Services

Simon Walker-Porter

Customer Service Specialist

Claim to fame

I am Lennon’s Step-dad & in the small spare time available I run a Beer business that imports from the USA that distributes to private individuals in the UK and Europe.

Three Truths & One Lie

  • My company sells beer to someone who works on Red Bull F1 cars
  • I own 22 pairs of adidas trainers
  • I was stood directly behind Kanye west’s mum at the last concert she attended before passing away.
  • I was interviewed by police when coming back from Hawaii in regards to Madaline McCanns disappearance
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Customer Services

Bellis Kua

Customer Service Specialist

Customer Services

Bellis Kua

Customer Service Specialist

Claim to fame

Chocolates for life!

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I used to teach music
  • I have a yoga instructor certification
  • I have a lifeguard certification
  • I love rain
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Customer Services

Patrick Fancett

Customer Service Executive

Customer Services

Patrick Fancett

Customer Service Executive

Claim to fame

I was elected as a Councillor aged 22

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have talked to a member of the British royal family about my foot.
  • I have climbed Britain’s highest mountain
  • I once got stuck in Ireland due to a hurricane
  • My brother does fireworks for Ed Sheeran
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Customer Services

Jamie Warren

Customer Service Executive

Customer Services

Jamie Warren

Customer Service Executive

Claim to fame

I am one of less than 2000 Magicians worldwide that are members of The Magic Circle

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I briefly held the world record for longest distance throwing a playing card
  • I am a black belt in Karate, Aikido and Jiu Jitsu
  • I was in a Relentless Energy Drink TV advert with Professor Green
  • I was asked to perform magic as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
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Finance

Danielle Thorne

Head of Finance

Finance

Danielle Thorne

Head of Finance

Claim to fame

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I’ve been an accountant for 8 years working in a variety of roles and sectors, before that I worked for a social housing provider as a continuous improvement manager.
  • I’m originally from Wales but went to university in Norwich and never went back!
  • I’m a very sociable person who loves going for dinner and cooking new recipes at home.
  • I have a lovely daughter whose 5.
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Finance

Guiseppa La Bella

Accounts Payable

Finance

Guiseppa La Bella

Accounts Payable

Claim to fame

Three Truths & One Lie

  • Music is a passion of mine
  • I love rock music
  • I’m a tarot reader
  • I like k-pop
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Finance

Elizabeth Carter

Assistant Credit Controller

Finance

Elizabeth Carter

Assistant Credit Controller

Claim to fame

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I like music and walking
  • I enjoy my job
  • I hate chocolate
  • I have a daughter who is 9
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Service and Aftersales

Jami Beech

Projects and Service Manager

Service and Aftersales

Jami Beech

Projects and Service Manager

Claim to fame

Claiming to be good at boozing, but really being horrendous.

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I cannot burp
  • I played Rosencrantz in a Hamlet play at City Hall in front of 2000 people
  • I once got kicked up the backside by Liverpool’s former number 1 goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar
  • I played a cup final on Barnsley FC’s hallowed turf Oakwell
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Service and Aftersales

Katie Glossop

Aftersales Manager

Service and Aftersales

Katie Glossop

Aftersales Manager

Claim to fame

Photo re-shared by Richard Branson on Instagram – won me a hot air balloon trip!

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have three children
  • I am fluent in French
  • I am doing a Maths GCSE
  • I have a First BA hons classification (English)
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Service and Aftersales

Muadh Khan

Technical Sales Executive

Service and Aftersales

Muadh Khan

Technical Sales Executive

Claim to fame

Owned 3 businesses at the age of 17

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have my own jetski
  • I have been on the world’s fastest rollercoaster
  • I have lived in 4 different countries
  • I have owned 10 cars
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Service and Aftersales

Lewis Goldthorpe

Technical Sales Executive

Service and Aftersales

Lewis Goldthorpe

Technical Sales Executive

Claim to fame

I once caught a shark on an Asda fishing rod

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I am the worst golfer in history
  • I have never blanked when fishing
  • I changed cars 4 times in my first 2 years of driving
  • I own 2 allotments with 27 geese
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Service and Aftersales

Carl Bennett

Warranty & Technical Support Coordinator

Service and Aftersales

Carl Bennett

Warranty & Technical Support Coordinator

Claim to fame

I’ve met Paul Chuckle and Toby Foster on a train (not at the same time).

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I lived in USA for 3 years
  • My dream home is a tiny home made out of shipping containers
  • The only sport I watch is Formula 1
  • I’m vegetarian
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Service and Aftersales

Lennon Hall

Service Coordinator

Service and Aftersales

Lennon Hall

Service Coordinator

Claim to fame

I am on McLaren Racings Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I’m the eldest of 4 Children named after the Beetles
  • My house has a hand brake.
  • I have a collection of 100+ vinyl records
  • I am Forklift certified
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Projects and Production

Steve Austwick

Project Engineer

Projects and Production

Steve Austwick

Project Engineer

Claim to fame

Once appeared on Danish Television dressed as a Viking

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I fell asleep during a Motorhead gig
  • Once gave a lift to a hitch-hiking monkey
  • I have appeared in a beer commercial
  • Once had a drink with a Bond Villain in a London pub
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Projects and Production

Adrian Hall

Operations Co-ordinator

Projects and Production

Adrian Hall

Operations Co-ordinator

Claim to fame

I once met Grotbags and cried when she tried to talk to me

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I don’t play the Trombone
  • I have 4 children between the ages of 13 and 6
  • I play the Trombone
  • I play golf (poorly)
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Projects and Production

Elliot Mate

Project Support Engineer

Projects and Production

Elliot Mate

Project Support Engineer

Claim to fame

I came 5th in West Yorkshire Neiley Races when I was in junior School.

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have 2 brothers
  • I have a Physics degree
  • I’m scared of roller coasters
  • I travelled through Europe
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Projects and Production

Dave Smalley

Build Technician

Projects and Production

Dave Smalley

Build Technician

Claim to fame

Three Truths & One Lie

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Service and Aftersales

Paul Murphy

Senior Service Engineer

Service and Aftersales

Paul Murphy

Senior Service Engineer

Claim to fame

Eating healthy from all of the major food groups daily such as Burger King, KFC, pizza and kebabs

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I once crashed my GSX-R750 on Hall Bends at Cadwell Park and rode it home with 1-foot peg and half a clutch lever
  • I have never opened a social media account
  • I rendered my first tattoo by myself with a bread knife and a fountain pen
  • I did a free fall parachute jump with a friend who was terrified of heights
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Service and Aftersales

Haris Oikonomou

Projects and Service Engineer

Service and Aftersales

Haris Oikonomou

Projects and Service Engineer

Claim to fame

I can eat a whole Mcdonald’s cheeseburger in one mouthful. Working up to a BigMac.

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I’ve been in a world cruise travelling for 121 days
  • I’m constantly forced to watch dance moms every night
  • I was quarter of a second off the qualifying time to be on the Olympic swimming team
  • I climbed to the top of mount Olympus in my home country Greece
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Service and Aftersales

James Green

Service Engineer

Service and Aftersales

James Green

Service Engineer

Claim to fame

Eating 50 pancakes in 1 hour!

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I am tall
  • I have visited 82 countries
  • I look like Danny DeVito
  • I swam Great White Sharks
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Service and Aftersales

Karthik Chellam

Service Engineer (APAC)

Service and Aftersales

Karthik Chellam

Service Engineer (APAC)

Claim to fame

Remaining calm

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have 3 brothers and 4 sisters
  • I am a good swimmer
  • I rode a bull cart in my mother’s hometown, when I was aged 14 years old
  • I love yoga and practising every day
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Warehouse

Daryl Cross

Warehouse and Utilities Manager

Warehouse

Daryl Cross

Warehouse and Utilities Manager

Claim to fame

Booked for kicking Gazza

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I appeared on a TV show, Fifteen to One and got to the final
  • I played for England and Wales at football
  • I have 5 dogs and counting
  • I played for Castleford RL
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Warehouse

Jonny Liptrot

Warehouse Assistant

Warehouse

Jonny Liptrot

Warehouse Assistant

Claim to fame

I met princess ann once while playing ice hockey

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I have been playing ice hockey from the age of 4
  • I am also a professional painter and decorator
  • I was a professional ice hockey referee traveling the world for world championships
  • I decorated sean bean’s house when I first left collage
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Warehouse

Jody Hodgson

Warehouse Assistant

Warehouse

Jody Hodgson

Warehouse Assistant

Claim to fame

I’ve met and shaken hands with the Queen

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I will not wear anything the colour red
  • I hate Chinese food
  • I have a fear of heights
  • I didn’t fly in a plane until I was 23
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Warehouse

Thomas Langton

Warehouse Assistant

Warehouse

Thomas Langton

Warehouse Assistant

Claim to fame

Three Truths & One Lie

  • Calvin Klein once contacted me for a photo shoot.
  • I saw Blue October live and the lead singer asked for a picture with me
  • I’ve got 2 cats, named after Harry Potter characters
  • I once spent over £5000 on a mountain bike
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Logistics

Lesley Burgess

Procurement and Logistics Manager

Logistics

Lesley Burgess

Procurement and Logistics Manager

Claim to fame

I worked for Barnsley Football Club when they were in the Premiership. I was on Match of the Day one Saturday evening, caught on camera walking past David Beckham taking a corner

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I’m the youngest sibling of 6 brothers
  • I hate driving with a passion
  • I have 2 children 2 years apart who are mistaken for twins
  • I have a terrible phobia of blood
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Logistics

Dan Jones

Senior Logistics Coordinator

Logistics

Dan Jones

Senior Logistics Coordinator

Claim to fame

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I’ve recently got on the Velvetiser hype train that is happening at Martek!
  • I have an unhealthy obsession with Vans.
  • I won the Title of ‘Top Loser’ in the Rotherham Man V Fat League without scoring a goal!
  • I enjoy working with everyone at Martek, even Zorg!
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Logistics

Samantha Peaple

Logistics Coordinator

Logistics

Samantha Peaple

Logistics Coordinator

Claim to fame

I have met Chansiri (the Sheffield Wednesday owner)

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I was nominated for Young Workers in the TUC National Awards
  • I am deathly scared of spiders
  • I love Harry Potter
  • I have a PHD in Psychology
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Logistics

Russell Dobson

Purchasing Coordinator

Logistics

Russell Dobson

Purchasing Coordinator

Claim to fame

I’m a semi professional guitar player / producer in my free time, I have performed on 6 records and have performed in 30 countries.

Three Truths & One Lie

  • I like eating challenges and I once ate over fifty chicken wings in one sitting.
  • I appeared on the cinema screen in a hit Bollywood Film in 2015 but didn’t attend the UK premier due to embarrassment.
  • I grew up a few doors down from Gary Barlow.
  • I am a former chef and have worked in a Michelin Starred restaurant. For almost a whole week.
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