GT – What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
Our clientele, which ranges from 5 star hotels to gentleman clubs and leading department stores.
GT – Who’s inspired you most in your career?
My father by a mile – he taught me everything that made me successful.
GT – If you were an item in a supermarket, what would you be?
The most expensive bottle of champagne.
GT – If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?
I would not stress as much. Getting stressed really weakens one’s health.
GT – What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?
I bumped into a client I hadn’t seen in ages and asked him if he still had 3 girlfriends not realising he was with his wife that night. I nearly died!
GT – Who or what makes you laugh?
My friends and above all my partner Mr D.
GT – Do you have any hidden talents?
I am quite good with a shotgun, so if you are a clay beware. Birds I let live. I don’t like killing.
GT – Who would be your favourite party guest?
HM The Queen.
GT – What is the greatest luxury in your life?
To be my own boss.
GT – What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
Cream and cakes.
GT – Do you have any secret ambitions?
Yes and I am keeping them secret.
GT – What’s your dream holiday destination?
GT – What are your three favourite movies of all time?
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Kelly’s Heroes and Goldfinger.
GT – What is your favourite book of all time?
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
GT – What’s your favourite pastime?
Horticulture and gardening.
GT – If you won the Lottery, what would you do?
Give the bakery to my staff, share my winnings with some charities and travel around the world.
GT – What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into this industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?
Grow a thick skin, be prepared to work long hours and train with the best and make sure you never have to be told anything twice.
Frankonia Bakery, established in 1998 produces a wonderful range of artisan bread and pastries for a 5 star clientele, in London and across the UK 365 days a year and offers a tailor made service to its clients who appreciate the support and reliability greatly.