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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.

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: 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: 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….. 💉