Martin Hartley – Group Operations Manager
What do you like about Fernite?
The ambition and values of the company. I like the fact that it really appreciates the hard work that the team puts in and that it strives to be the best company to work for in Sheffield. That the success and growth of the company can only be achieved if we all pull together.
What is your favourite quote?
In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it.
What is your favourite holiday destination?
I have a strong feeling towards Scarbourgh, as it brings warm memories of family holidays when I was younger.
Overseas I love Barcelona and in a previous life I’m sure I was a Catalan.
Which super-hero would you like to be and why?
The Dark Knight Batman, he has no super human strengths or abilities, instead he has so many cool gadgets and vechiles and the Wayne’s family values and principles match mine, plus I love my gadgets.
If you could pick anything to be really good at what would it be?
My job lol.
On a serious note, I would like to be the best husband and father. I always try my best but I’d love to be superhuman at it.
What is your favourite day trip?
I have lots of days out in the summer with the family, I love going to heritage railways and seeing the engineering marvels of steam trains. I love seeing the kids enjoying museums, theme parks, etc, but out of all of them I enjoy going to Cleethorpes with the family, eating fish and chips on the beach.
What are your hobbies & a bit about them?
I said to my wife on our wedding day that she had done well to be my second love, my first is Rotherham United. I love when Saturday comes to meet up with my friends and watch the Mighty Millers. I also like T20 cricket and go to the finals day every year.
What is your favourite drink?
Anything alcoholic !!!!!!
I do enjoy my real ales, especially the ones with an hint of fruit in them.
What do you dream of?
Winning the lottery and having no worries, maybe I could become the Dark Knight Batman.
What things do you like?
Happiness and laughter, what else do you really need?
What do you dislike?
Bad people who do bad things, there’s no room in life for people like this.