WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB POSITION?
Marketing Manager UK & Ireland. Only been in the role a few months and gradually getting to grips with the sheer variety of tasks to be done, which keeps it interesting to say the least. Someone pass Ian the broom – he can sweep up too!
WHAT IS THE STRANGEST OR MOST CHALLENGING JOB YOU’VE EVER DONE?
Most jobs I’ve done were as challenging as I made them I guess, but the strangest was sitting on a bus all day and counting the number of people that got on and off – easy money, just very boring! Did you get promoted to watching paint dry?
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM JOB?
Since I didn’t quite make it as a professional footballer, I’d have to settle for something like ‘Marketing Manager UK & Ireland’ for a company like TIP! In all seriousness, TIP is a fantastic company to work for and my role is made a little easier in that we are a leading player in our field (trailer rental, leasing and maintenance), which helps tremendously when it comes to the messaging we are able to put out. OMG – a plug for your employers here! Ian’s definitely keen!
IF YOU HAD YOUR TIME AGAIN, WOULD YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE SAME CAREER PATH?
Not quite – spent way too long at one company. Having said that I have performed a wide variety of roles in sales, marketing and product over the years, all of which I’m sure contribute to what I’m able to do today. We wonder how many years Ian could have spent on the buses?
IF YOU HAD BEEN REINCARNATED, WHO OR WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WERE IN A PAST LIFE?
I don’t believe in it but probably just some normal bloke who works all week, lives for Saturday and recuperates on a Sunday, ready to go again! I’m guessing a bus driver?
IF YOU COULD INVITE ANY FOUR PEOPLE TO A DINNER PARTY, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD THEY BE – AND WHY?
Peter Kay, probably the best stand-up comedian there has ever been; Brian Clough, for the footy stories; Elvis, for the music; Grace Kelly for the beauty and charm. I think that’s everything covered. As long as they don’t get their roles reversed!
BEST CORPORATE JOLLY OR INCENTIVE?
A week in Florida with two days work! Did they need some passenger counters over there?
WHAT ARE YOUR PASSIONS OUTSIDE THE WORKPLACE?
Football, music, movies, family. Notice the family came an impressive fourth on that list!
IF THEY MADE A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHO WOULD PLAY YOU?
Brad Pitt. Ian, you know your photo is at the top of this page?
WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM DATE?
Sarah Beeny. Looking for some restoration?
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN FIVE WORDS
Energetic, enthusiastic, hard-working, empathetic, and funny. Ah the ‘funny’ explains Ian’s Brad Pitt gag!