David Sayles - Commercial Manager - Fernite of Sheffield David Sayles - Commercial Manager - Fernite of Sheffield

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David Sayles – Commercial Manager

What do you like about Fernite?

Having worked for the company for many years, what I like is the philosophy of taking an interest in the employees, training and leadership and to provide the best working environment possible. This reflects in their attention to quality, service and attitude where direct contact to customers and suppliers is involved.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

In recent years my wife and I have found river cruising in Europe, which we thoroughly enjoy for the relaxation, ambiance and the casual way one can enjoy the sights. We also enjoy occasional weekends away, particularly in North Yorkshire, which is readily accessible to us where many country inns can be found with a comfortable ambiance serving good quality home cooking.

Which super hero would you like to be?

James Bond, perhaps, but the person in my lifetime I most admire and would like to emulate for his leadership in times of major crisis is Winston Churchill, a poor scholar but possessed a great command of the English language.

What is your favourite drink?  

Perhaps my favourite drink is red wine, but this is really subject to the moment, since I enjoy real ale in a pub with friends, or a good malt whisky later in the evening, Glenlivet being my current preference. In travelling northern Spain I also discovered quality Solero brandy.

What are your hobbies & a bit about them?

I play some golf (badly), but do not play regularly due to other commitments, I retain my club membership in the expectation of playing more frequently in the near future. I am also resurrecting an interest in photography. I do enjoy a quiet evening with a glass at my elbow listening to music, for which I have a varied taste from  opera to blues.

If you could pick anything to be really good at what would it be and why?

If I could be really good at something it would be to be a natural ball player, then my golf game might improve!

What do you dream of?

To enjoy full and interesting retirement and hopefully reflect that I have made a positive contribution to Fernite of Sheffield and long may the company prosper.

What things do you like?

Socialising and dining out with friends.

What do you dislike?

Inept driving and ill manners.