In a new feature from Aycliffe Business, we get to know different personalities from around Aycliffe Business Park with 20 personal questions.
In the latest issue, we feature Thomas Prentice, business development manager at Stiller Warehousing and Distribution.
1: What was your favourite subject at school?
2: Who was your childhood hero, and why?
A: Elvis – Loved his music and inspired me to play guitar.
3: How did you get to where you are now?
A: Working hard and sometimes smart.
4: Which is your favourite organisation on Aycliffe Business Park and why (excluding your own)?
A: I cannot answer as we service almost all. However, Aycliffe Business Park Community ticks every box for me.
5: Which Aycliffe business or individual do you tip for future success?
A: Ian Proctor, Digital Edge.
6: What’s the best business decision you ever made?
A: Entering the world of Logistics.
7: What’s the worst decision you’ve ever made?
A: I honestly have no regrets!
8: If you could change one thing about your organisation, what would it be?
A: Looking forward to a greener solution of moving goods, whether it be Electric or Hydrogen when the technology arrives.
9: Are you an early riser or a night owl?
10: What is your business mantra?
A: Work smart not hard.
11: What advice would you give to a small startup?
A: Do your Market Research, explore any availability of free cash and accept any offer of free advice.
12: What does the future look like for you?
A: Very promising, have a great deal to achieve before I retire.
13: What does the future look like for your organisation?
A: Again, very promising. If we can continue to maintain our high levels of service, our customers will continue to do well and that is our main priority.
14: What would you say to the Prime Minister if you saw him on Aycliffe Business Park?
A: Can we have more HGV Parking and Pit Stops for drivers.
15: Which is your favourite local charity?
A: The Children’s Foundation. We are currently assisting them in the Baby Box Project. Watch for this online and on the local news. It’s a wonderful idea that should be rolled out to all Mums in the UK.
16: Which is your favourite local restaurant?
A: Bellinis Sunderland.
17: What would be your ideal evening meal?
A: Tuna Jacket with salad and dressing.
18: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: Spending time with the Grandchildren.
19: What is your favourite film, and who is your favourite actor?
A: The Dark Knight and Sean Connery.
20: What would you like to see more of?
A: Good manners!