Quote Unquote – Louise Smith Quality Assurance Manager

The Grocery Trader – What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

DSCN9299aNot knowing what you are going to walk into: no two days are the same, knowing that you have made a customer’s day by going that extra mile.

GT – Who’s inspired you most in your career?

My CEO Dean Attwell had the faith in me when I first started and gave all the encouragement I needed to be where I am today.

GT – If you were an item in a supermarket, what would you be?

A strawberry.

GT – If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?

I don’t think I would do anything differently, what will be will be.

GT – What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?

Sorry, I can’t really think of one?

GT – Who or what makes you laugh?

My son Jamie, he should have been on the stage, he makes everyone laugh.

GT – Do you have any hidden talents?

I can play the recorder and clarinet.

GT – Who would be your favourite party guest?

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Alan Carr.

GT – What is the greatest luxury in your life?

Family.

GT – What is your favourite guilty pleasure?

Robbie Savage.

GT – Do you have any secret ambitions?

I would like to be an air hostess.

GT – What’s your dream holiday destination?

Anywhere hot with a sun lounger and a bar that serves cocktails – easily pleased!

GT – What are your three favourite movies of all time?

10 Things I Hate About You, Pretty Woman and Con Air.

GT – What is your favourite book of all time?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

GT – What’s your favourite pastime?

Chilling on a beach or by a pool abroad with a cocktail or two!

GT – If you won the Lottery, what would you do?

Make sure my family and friends were looked after, and then travel lots!

GT – What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into this industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?

I’d advise anyone thinking about entering the supply chain industry to definitely ‘do it’! It’s always busy and exciting, and every day is different with different journeys. Variety is the spice of life!