Managing Director

Colin

All About Colin

I fell into retail from university and I was lucky to find myself in an industry which I loved and which I wasn't too bad at either! Getting an appraisal of your work by millions of customers everyday can be intensely rewarding and an incredibly humbling experience!

24 years later, a career covering Sainsbury, Tesco and Asda-Walmart has given me a breadth of retail experience across fresh food, general merchandise and fast moving consumer goods. My professional journey has taken me to 5 different continents and given me the opportunity of working in different cultures and with innumerable different companies, from small family owned firms employing just a hand full to global multi national brands employing thousands. This has given me a wealth of knowledge about what is needed to be successful, but above all else there is one common denominator for successful companies, great people.

Richard Branson has it right when he says " train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough they don't want to"

Strengths:

Pride, Passion, Belief and Integrity in everything I do, both at home and at work.

Proudest moment:

Being given the opportunity to lead All About Food! It's a privilege to be entrusted with the business that Phil established and successfully nurtured over the last 17 years.

On a personal front, realising a 10 year ambition by breaking into the top 10 (for my age group) at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in 2015 at the 5th attempt whilst being supported by close friends and family.

Passions:

I believe in trying to be the best you can be in whatever endeavour you choose to,undertake in life. For me that means being the best husband, being the best dad, being the best friend and being the best triathlete that I can be, everyday.

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