We chat with our Logistics Director, Carl, to find out about that tricky work life balance.
Name: Carl Andrew
Job title: Logistics Director
A little bit about yourself
I’m born and bred in Hull and have one older brother. After a year at sixth form I joined Neill & Brown and 27 years later I’m still here!! I am married to Sarah and have two very special children Charlie (17) and Rosie (14) who make us both very proud.
HULL: I love Hull it’s a great place to live with plenty going on. The resurgence of the marina area is probably the best part. Nice bars and restaurants.
MUSIC: I like all types of music, including; The Jam, Style Council and Neil Diamond. Dance music is on all the time in our house as Rosie is always dancing and bouncing around!
I also went to see Adele in concert last year.
HOBBY: Going to watch my son play football and spend as much time with my family as possible. It’s a difficult mix at times given the nature of this job, but I wouldn’t change it!!!
FOOD: A nice steak or piece of seabass, but you can’t beat good old Bangers and Mash!
FILM: I don’t watch many films and can never remember the names of them when I do, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is still probably my favourite though… from what I can remember!
SHOW: I’ve been to see quite a few shows. The first ever show I went to see was with Sarah to see Miss Saigon in London – I feel asleep after 10 minutes!! (Editor: Shocking!)
I’ve also seen ‘Billy Elliott’, ‘The Bodyguard’, ‘Buddy Holly’. The best show I’ve seen was ‘Aladdin’ when we were in New York; it was amazing!
BOOK: I don’t read a great deal, if anything it’s usually a sport biography. Harry Redknapp’s probably being the best I’ve read of late.
SPORT: I like any sport, especially football. I’ve always liked watching Liverpool (and been to the occasional game) and I like going to watch Hull City, although it has been painful to watch recently.
I did represent and captain Yorkshire in the national championships at volleyball in my early teens.
PLACE: The Bahamas was a special place as Sarah and I went there on honeymoon. We have also enjoyed holidaying in Lagos and Portugal is our favorite family location with fabulous beaches and food. I think New York is an exciting and vibrant place with lots going on.
And, finally, to finish …
If your wishes could be granted, what would you ask for?
I’d wish an end to all wars and that a cure for cancer to be found. I hope that my children fulfil their dreams and enjoy life to the full.
Who do you most admire?
My Mum. From growing up and with my Dad working shifts, Mum did everything and was everywhere. Even now, after cancer and a hip replacement, she is always on the go and will do anything for anybody (nothing is too much trouble!). The help Mum and Dad have given me and Sarah has enabled me to fulfil my dreams!
What was your most embarrassing moment?
One Christmas we went for a meal at a very special house (Mr & Mrs B’s), I had too much to drink (winter Pimms!) and spent a lot of the late night in the bathroom…..enough said!!!