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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! 🏏

Name: Kerry-Ann Mcnairney

Job Title: Business Development Executive

Nickname: Kerry four names (Kerry, Ann, Mac and Ernie), Run-away bride or good old Kezza. 👰💨

Who was your childhood crush?: He-Man and in later years George Michael – Either way I was a very misguided young lady! 👀

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: I’d love the X-Men psychic ability to predict and change the future. 🙅‍♀️

If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: Would definitely be the Victorian times – the fashion then was amazing! 👗

What bones have you broken and how?: I have broken my clavicle as a child climbing on top of the fridge to retrieve the cereal freebee and fractured my coccyx recently walking into the bathroom after my son hadn’t used the bathmat!! Ouch! 🤕

What is your favourite drink?: I am a big fan of flavoured gin at the moment, but do love a dirty martini too! 🍹

What is your favourite TV Show?: Glitch – Australian drama on Netflix about people who return from the dead. 🧟‍♂️

What is the best gift you have ever received?: Life!!

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: I have been known to paint my little brother and sister with white gloss! 🤣

Who is the most famous person you have met?: Having worked at a prestigious health resort back in my beauty therapy days, I had the pleasure of meeting many stars… I have treated the entire England Football Team in the days of Beckham and David Seaman, both Minogue sisters (jealous Mike??) and many others, but the biggest star in my opinion would have to be Barbra Streisand 🎼

What was your most embarrassing moment?: Walking through M&S Hemel Hempstead at Christmas time with hands over loaded with shopping bags, one of which clipped my heel as I was walking and sent me flying head first into their Christmas display. The lady that came to help me up was laughing so hard she couldn’t even get the words “are you OK?” out! 🎁

Name: Andy Proudfoot

Job Title: Business Development Scotland

Nickname: Wee Man, Proudy

Who was your childhood crush?: Debbie Harry – every teenager in the late 70’s early 80’s loved Debbie Harry! 🎤

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: Would have to be being invisible – imagine the fun you could have. 💨

If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: The year 1314 – All Scottish people know what happened then! 🎯

What bones have you broken and how?: Luckily, touch wood I’ve not broken any! 🥛

What is your favourite drink?: I don’t drink! 😂 At least that’s what I tell my Cudis colleagues then end up having a hangover the next day!!! 🍺

What is your favourite TV show?: The Apprentice – if this lot are the best that Britain has to offer though we are in big trouble! 👨‍🎓

What is the best gift you have ever received?: Had so many over the years, but probably my first bike. Mum & Dad were not well off so to receive a new bike at Christmas was unbelievable. 🚲

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: We lived near a council yard and I used to steal returnable lemonade bottles and take them to the shop to cash in for football cards. After 3 months I eventually got caught and swift justice was given to me by my Dad – I couldn’t sit down for ages and have never stolen since! ⚽️

Who is the most famous person you have met?: David Attenborough at Edinburgh Airport. Extremely interesting man! 🦍

What was your most embarrassing moment?: Too many to mention – I am a bit clumsy and recently tripped going into a wholesaler and crashed head first into the counter! 🤕

Name: Jon Wright

Job Title: Marketing Executive

Nickname: Wrighty or Wrongy

Who was your childhood crush?: Madonna (Holiday Era!) 🎤

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: Definitely being able to fly. 💨

If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: Would probably have to be the early Victorian era. Love the architecture and I bet it would have been an interesting time to see the UK. 💼

What bones have you broken and how?: Collar bone x 2 (football and motorbike), numerous ribs (football), knee cap (getting out of bed!). 🏍⚽️🛌🦴

What is your favourite drink?: Lager 🍺

What is your favourite TV Show?: League of their Own for comedy – any decent crime drama series for entertainment. 🕵️‍♂️

What is the best gift you have ever received?: I’ve been lucky enough to have been treated to some amazing holidays in some fantastic places so probably one of those. Antigua and watching England play cricket against the West Indies was one of the best days ever and will take some beating! 🏏🏖

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: Locked my babysitter in the utility room for a couple of hours while I enjoyed my night without Mum & Dad! Think it put her off babysitting for life! 🔒

Who is the most famous person you have met?: Bobby Robson. He once stayed in my Mum & Dad’s hotel and left his suit in the wardrobe. ⚽️

What was your most embarrassing moment?: Trying to escape from a New York hospital after having an emergency operation to have my appendix out. I was heavily sedated after the operation and was convinced the doctors were trying to kill me so I made a run for the exit in just my boxer shorts during one of the worst snow storms in New York for years. Didn’t end well with security….. 💉

Name: Alex Hart

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Nickname: Badger 🦡

Who was your childhood crush?: Cheryl Cole but now I’m more pushed towards Jennifer Aniston. 👩

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: That’s a tough one but if I could have one it would be to be able to eat as much as I want and not to gain any weight, because I do love my food! 🍔

If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: I would teleport back to the 1920’s to see what life was like “back in the day” as my Grandad would say! 🕰

What bones have you broken and how?: I’ve broken around 15 bones in my body, the worst time was when me and my friends wanted to see how high we could climb up a tree and I fell down and broke my arm and leg but I can proudly say I got to the top! 🌲

What is your favourite drink?: My favourite drink has to be gin and lemonade or a pint of Peroni. 🍸🍺

What is your favourite TV show?: Peaky Blinders is by the far the best programme on at the moment and with them being from Birmingham as well it makes me proud to be a Brummie! 🔫

What is the best gift you have ever received?: Has to be tickets to an Aston Villa match that I had been trying to get for 3 weeks and had no success. ⚽️

What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?: I used to steal sweets from the corner shop to sell on and make money at school. In all fairness I did start buying the sweets from the same shop – I guess I just needed that little helping hand to get me going! 🍬

Who is the most famous person you have met?: Ed Sheeran – I spoke with him at a VIP backstage pass event and it is true what they say – he really is a nice genuine person. 👨🏻‍🦰🎙

What was your most embarrassing moment?: One of my most embarrassing moments is when I just passed my driving test so I was 17 years old I had a little Peugeot 106 called Betty. After a hard days work I went about my usual business closing everything down and heading off home. While I was driving home people were shouting at me and beeping their horns. As a nervous new driver I was getting a little agitated as you could imagine. I continued driving home only to find an old work colleague had written “Bell**d” over my rear number plate! 🔔🔚