Gary Coughlan – Plastics & Recycling, Business Development Executive
The Fernite Questionnaire: –
What do you like about Fernite?
Fernite has a long history of manufacturing in Sheffield. It’s great to be involved in a British manufacturing Company especially one that has the history but also embraces a modern approach. There is a drive to improve manufacturing processes and introduce efficiencies with a determination to exceed customers’ expectations. When you work for a company that puts the customer at the heart of its decisions it becomes both rewarding and enjoyable to be a part of it.
I’m delighted to have recently become a part of the Fernite story and look forward to contributing to the Fernite success over many more years. Fernite not only feels like a family business but it genuinely values the contributions of its employees and that’s really important.
What is your favourite quote?
A man with a sad face should not open a shop.
What is your favourite holiday destination?
I enjoy a family holiday in St Ives, Cornwall. I have omitted the word relaxing because I have two young boys so relaxing doesn’t happen. What we do instead is have a lot of fun – body boarding, swimming and even the odd game of bingo with a pint.
Which super-hero would you like to be and why?
Super Ted. I’d take on Pistol Pete and give him a taste of what for.
If you could pick anything to be really good at what would it be?
Picking lottery numbers or a good horse. But really I would pick being a really good person, father and husband.
What is your favourite day trip?
I like a day at the races with my wife or a camping trip with the whole family.
What are your hobbies & a bit about them?
I love watching my boy play football. I follow my local football team too. Apart from that, I love most international sports especially cricket, rugby, formula 1 and football.
A perfect Sunday is a bottle of red, a roast dinner and formula 1 on the box (now a flat screen).
What is your favourite drink?
I enjoy Penderyn whisky. Penderyn Distillery produces award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits in the foothills of the magnificent Brecon Beacons in South Wales.
What do you dream of?
Apart from winning the lottery? I don’t dream my days away. I live life.
What things do you like?
Nice people, a fine whisky, a game Texas hold em, watching my boys grow up.
What do you dislike?
Negativity in all its shapes and forms. And garden peas.