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Name: Mike Hankins

Role: Managing Director

Nickname: Mr Tumble, Mikey Bill or Spankins

Who was your childhood crush?: I was a neighbours fan as a kid and had a huge crush of Kylie – still do.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: Easy – the ability to fly like Superman. I hate flying and am such as a bad passenger. So being able to fly every time.

If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: This is kind of a geeky one but I am massive music fan and would have loved to be at Live Aid for Queen.

What bones have you broken and how?: Most of them in one way or another but the 2 most painful ones were my back when I fell off a smoking shelter and I even managed to break 2 ribs in the back of a taxi once. Turns out I am a bit clumsy.

What is your favourite drink?: Long Island Ice Tea every time or as I call it Milk of Amnesia.

What is your favourite TV Show?: Rescue Me or Mr Tumble.

What is the best gift you have ever received?: Tricky one. Again a geeky music answer though – Bon Jovi tickets for the crossroads tour in 1995 to Wembley.

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: I was always nicking things or wagging school. Always got caught.

Who is the most famous person you have met?: Quite a few music people and sports people so probably Alice Cooper Or Lawrence Dallaligio. I once sat next to Rita Ora on a plane and had no idea who she was. Hang on – Mr Tumble once squeezed my nose and it was caught on camera by the BBC so there is proof that we are not the same person. I’m sticking with that answer.

What was your most embarrassing moment?: Soooooo many – I’m still banned from a well known toy store chain for a space hopper race that went horribly wrong. More recently though I had to helped out of bed by a housekeeper in a German hotel due to problem with the bed. And of course I was starkers.

Name: Jane Caroline Hankins (nee Flowers)

Job Title: Office Logistics Manager, Wife, Mummy, general dogsbody.

Nickname: Janie, LJ, Lady Jane, Flowers, as a teenager Barbie, Helen (if you are my grandparents, it’s my sister’s name) – however generally answer to anything good or bad.

Who was your childhood crush?: Robbie Fowler, Mikey Graham (Boyzone), Joey (New Kids on the Block). Nowadays more like Captain James (our Girl) – not the real person just his character.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: Telekinesis. The power of doing things with your mind. I could be doing jobs from the comfort of my own bed.

If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: Hmmmm, I would have liked to have been on the streets of London when peace was declared and celebrated with all the soldiers. That would have been a bloody good p1ss up!

What bones have you broken and how?: Neck, lower back, nose (x3) more fingers and toes than I care to mention and a rib. I have also chipped a piece of bone off my pelvis. Basically, I think I should be wrapped in bubble wrap or start watering down the booze.

What is your favourite drink?: Mad hatters tea at The Alchemist, however as I cant drink that every day I will have to say Prosecco.

What is your favourite TV Show?: Our Girl or Great British Bake Off.

What is the best gift you have ever received?: I have received many fabulous gifts as I have been very lucky but the one that comes to mind is something my daughter Grace bought me last Christmas out of her own money, which was a bracelet that states “love you to the moon and back” which is something I tell her every night before she goes to sleep. She made me proper cry.

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: I have been known as a child to tell some little white lies and also be light fingered; however I cannot lie as my face tells the truth and the guilt from stealing ate me from the insides out. I got caught out very quickly and didn’t repeat it. As it happens telling lies is one of my biggest pet hates.

Who is the most famous person you have met?: The one I was most star struck over was Brett Michaels (Poison) who was a lovely man and gives fabulous hugs. The weirdest one was Hayden Christensen (the newish Darth Vader) in our hotel reception on holiday, who was receiving a hat made of a leaf from his parents.

What was your most embarrassing moment?: I have had many an embarrassing moment, usually involving falling over in a pub revealing next weeks washing; however the worst was outside Tesco’s. I had parked my car (an old fiat uno) in the carpark and raced in to collect the few items I needed in advance of a night out. I raced back out again to see my car now with a massive dint in the door. As a poor student I was beside myself. I checked to see if someone had left their details of which they hadn’t. I got down on my hands and knees trying to physically push the bump out of the metal work. Then a gent tapped me on my shoulder to ask me if I was ok. At that point with tears streaming I informed him that someone had hit my car and driven off without leaving their details and I couldn’t afford the repair and I didn’t want to have to tell my Dad. I looked over his shoulder to see a woman hugging her child close to her with a very strange look on her face (I was calling her all sorts of names in my mind, as how could someone be so unsympathetic). The guy then informed me that my Dad wont shout and not to worry about the cost as the car was his. After about 30 seconds looking at him in disbelief I looked at the reg plate and indeed it wasn’t my car. Mine was parked two spaces up. I immediately apologised and rushed to my car with my head down.

Name: Richard Sykes

Role: Engineering Director

Nickname: Sykesy

Who was your childhood crush?: Agnetha Fältskog, the blonde from Abba!

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: Definitely to have a photographic memory. That would be incredibly handy!

If you could teleport to any time in history, when would it be?: Without a doubt the 15th Century Renaissance period. Would love to experience that era first hand.

What bones have you broken and how?: Fingers, toes, ribs, foot – all martial arts related!!

What is your favourite drink?: Gin, with a little bit of tonic thrown in.

What is your favourite TV show?: I’m not really a TV watcher, but the original Top Gear was certainly up there.

What is the best gift you have ever received?: It has to be my first Breitling watch – serious bits of kit.

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: Stole fruit from my house! Always got caught though!

Who is the most famous person you have met?: Without a doubt it was Sir Bobby Moore – what an honour it was to meet such a great man.

What was your most embarrassing moment?: I got caught kissing my (now) wife by her brothers! That was a bit awkward! Worked out well in the end though!

Name: Lisa Judge

Role: National Sales Manager

Nickname: Curly 👩🏼‍🦱

Who was your childhood crush?: Michael Keaton (Mmmmm Batman!) 🦇

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: To be able to become invisible – it would be pretty interesting, at least for a while!

If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: I’d love to go back to prehistoric times and be able to see the dinosaurs – steering clear of the T-Rex’s obviously!! 🦖

What bones have you broken and how?: Believe it or not – absolutely none!!

What is your favourite drink?: Diet Coke. Maybe a little Vodka. 😉

What is your favourite TV show?: Definitely Peaky Blinders – love the crime dramas!

What is the best gift you have ever received?: Mmmmm that’s a tricky one! It would have to be when someone adopted a penguin for me at London Zoo – I got a certificate, a picture and a cuddly toy! So cute! 🐧

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: When I was younger I always blamed my siblings when I got caught out – not very nice I know but I was young and I don’t do it anymore! Or do I 👀?!

Who is the most famous person you have met?: I’ve met a few famous people in my time but I think the one that blew me away the most was Paul Weller. I love his music and to meet him finally was an absolute dream come true. I was well and truly star struck! ✌🏻

What was your most embarrassing moment?: I was visiting an electrical wholesale customer once and I tripped up through the entrance door and ended up on top of a ‘Gorilla Tape’ stand!! Not my finest moment but luckily the staff saw the funny side of things! 🦍

Name: Lucy Denham

Job Title: Sales Coordinator Supervisor

Nickname: Depends on who you ask but usually Juicy, Talula or Luby!

Who was your childhood crush?: Definitely Michael Owen – He was a Liverpool player at the time and also really into his horses! What more could a girl want?! ⚽️🐴

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: I would love to be able to read minds! Imagine what it would be like to actually know what someone really felt! 🎩

If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: I’d go back to 1974 – 1977 when Red Rum was in training and won the Grand National 3 times. Unbelievable horse!

What bones have you broken and how?: None! I don’t know how I can say that with the amount of time I spend around horses! 🦴

What is your favourite drink?: Canadian Club Dry – If anyone is off to Australia any time soon can you please bring me some back! 🍹

What is your favourite TV show?: Picking one is difficult, but I’d have to say POWER. I love a bit of Joseph Sikora. ❤️

What is the best gift you have ever received?: Got to say my first pony I got aged 12. She was the best thing since sliced bread! 🐴

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: Fighting with one of my brothers and kicked him in the goolies, not understanding the pain it would cause! Didn’t understand why I was in trouble either! 🏐🏐

Who is the most famous person you have met?: I don’t think I’ve been as lucky as some of my colleagues but I recently met Billy Byrne off DIY SOS when he visited us here in the office. I couldn’t get over the fact I had spoken to somebody off the TV. ⚡️

What was your most embarrassing moment?: A recent one – I fell up a flight of metal stairs at work. Never mind the injury or the fact I had to make a trip to A&E for an X-ray, I was more bothered about the people stood at the top of the stairs! To this day they deny seeing anything but I’m positive they did…. 👀 🏥

Name: Doug Keen

Job Title: Business Development Manager for the South West & South Wales

Nickname: Diddle

Who was your childhood crush: Princess Anne 👸

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: I would love to be invisible, can you imagine what fun you could have. 💨

If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: Back to the prehistoric age, always fancied being a bit of a caveman!! 🦕

What bones have you broken and how?: I broke my leg playing rugby for the school. The teacher didn’t believe me! I was more gutted though because I had to miss the post match meal of fish fingers, chips and beans! 🏉

What is your favourite drink?: Has to be a nice strong cup of tea! I’m getting old! ☕️

What is your favourite TV show?: Peaky Blinders.

What is the best gift you have ever received?: My son, Wilf. 👶🍼

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: Far too many to mention. Nearly blowing up a car one Halloween with a sugar and weedkiller bomb! The joys of living in the countryside! 💣🚗

Who is the most famous person you have met?: Has to be Tom Cruise at Blizzard Beach in Florida – nice down to earth bloke – couldn’t believe how short he was! 🏖

What was your most embarrassing moment?: We were presented the school tie one year for our cricket team in assembly and my best mate Murph thought it would be a good idea to trip me up when we were walking off stage! I fell down 6 steps in front of the whole school! Good old boy was Murph! 🏏