Interview with the Boss 2017-09-01T07:09:22+00:00

interview with the boss

How and when did you start working for Oxden Floors?
After a chat over Sunday lunch with my father, (who was in need of some help with the company at the time) I decided to have a change of career and began my term in May 2000.

If you weren’t MD of the successful Flooring Contractor Oxden Floors, what do you think you would be doing now?
I previously worked as a PQS, so no doubt Quantity Surveying of some description.

What are the main changes you have seen in the flooring industry over recent years?
Tighter timescales to complete the works on site

What are the current and future business priorities for Oxden Floors?
To maintain our current level of turnover / profit margins. We are currently running at max output with our resource levels and have no desire deviate from this at present

What are the challenges within the market at present?
Timescales for returning tenders as well as the installation programmes.

What do you look for when you recruit someone?
Drive and enthusiasm

What is your greatest achievement to date?
Running a half marathon having weighed in at 18 stone and previously not done any running 10 weeks before race day – 2hrs 35mins

Who is or has been a role model to you?
Got to be the old man ! I’m slowly getting a bigger belly and almost can drink as much before falling over

How do you relax?
I don’t often have much down time, but with a nice glass of red wine and some peace and quiet

Where is your favourite place?
The countryside either Cotwolds or Cornwall

Wine or Beer / Tea or Coffee?
Red wine and black coffee

What film, book, play or album has impressed you recently?
I enjoyed hacksaw ridge and do like true stories or autobiographies

What sports, if any are you interested in?
F1, Golf and football

What is your motto in life?
Do it nice or do it twice !

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