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Staff Spotlight – Paul Hadfield, Technical Director

Paul Hadfield

What do you do at Abbey? 

I look after three key account customers and provide technical support to the sales and service team mainly on Hand Arm Vibration (HAVs) issues.

How long have you worked at Abbey? 

I started with the company in June 1986, some would say too long..Ha Ha

What is the best advice you have ever received and from whom? 

Best advice was definitely from my parents “Hard work is not effective – where carelessness is.”

What is the best book you’ve ever read? 

Wilbur Smith – The Seventh Scroll

What’s your favourite film? ​ 

The Full Monty

Tell us something most people do not know about you 

I enjoy gardening

What temptation can you not resist? 

Spending time with my granddaughters

What is your most elusive goal? 

Finishing my family tree

Where is the one place you’d like to visit before you die – and why? 

Iceland to see the Geysers and Northern Lights

Which tool would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island – and why? 

Swiss army knife – it has so many uses

If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be and why? 

My great grandfather Charles, to understand why he returned from America after emigrating in the 1850`s

 

If you invite any 5 people to a dinner party living or dead who they be and why? 

Peter Kay, Barack Obama, Al Murray, Alf Garnet and Mohamed Ali – Lively, comical and interesting conversation to say the least!

Describe yourself in one sentence 

Approachable, helpful and a good listener

Why are you good at your job? 

My experience and good people skills

If you could be any animal for a day, what would you be? 

An owl

Do you prefer cities or the countryside?

Countryside for relaxation

Describe your perfect night out 

Nice meal, nice wine and good company

What would be your perfect holiday? 

All inclusive, hot and sunny

Sum up Abbey in one sentence

A growing innovative company with good foundations, great people and a vision for the future.

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