Get to know our Managing Director

If you’ve ever wanted to know about the Gem team now’s your chance. Each week we will be shining a spotlight on someone from the Gem staff and hitting them with some quick-fire questions. Next up is Justin, our Managing Director.

How long have you been working for Gem?

3 and a half years

What is your favourite thing about Gem?

My responsibilities involve interacting with employees, clients and suppliers on a daily basis and as such is all about building relationships which is something I really enjoy. I’ve got a great team behind me who understand and share the core values of the business which is the reason we continue to grow year-on-year.

What is your favourite film?

I’d say the Shawshank Redemption BUT I also enjoy watching some of the classics with my 6-year-old son, proper family time…Goonies, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Wind in the Willows, Star Wars and Superman – so pleased to have made the step up from Peppa Pig and Postman Pat)Justin

What is your favourite tv show?

Don’t get much time to watch TV so tend to binge watch when we get the opportunity – Sherlock, Broadchurch, Luther etc

What is your favourite food?

I love all food but you can’t beat a home-cooked Sunday dinner washed down with a fine bottle of Red (Slow cooked lamb and a Malbec is probably top of the bill)

What is your favourite book?

Recently…Leading by Alex Ferguson

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I once shared a Jacuzzi with Gazza, Gary Mabbutt and Gary Stretch the boxer

How would you rate your brew making skills out of ten?

It all depends on the type of brew required but if it’s a strong builders tea I’d say 10/10