Name & Job Title:

Darren, Finance Director.



On my bedside table you’ll find:

Apart from a wedding picture and a lamp, there is always my iPhone and AirPods; with eyesight failing me it’s a bedtime listen rather than a bedtime read.


My favourite UK city is:

York where I live, but if I was travelling further afield it would be up the North East Coast on the train and onto Edinburgh.


My best holiday was:

Langkawi in Malaysia. I had so many experiences, from learning how to cook traditional Malaysian food with Mr Shuk, to trying an intermediate Yoga class in 95-degree heat, and finally finding out there are two sorts of Monkeys on the island.  Those that you can take a wonderful holiday photo with and those that you should just keep walking past and definitely not make eye contact with...


My food weakness:

Being posh it has to be fine dining. (*We imagine Darren wrote this with a smirk!*)
I will basically eat anything but Sea Cucumber – if you’ve not heard of this delight before you might want to look it up, it’s a mixture of chewy skin and slime!


My tipple is:

Like everyone nowadays a G&T, but on special occasions it has to be a sherry cask whisky.


My favourite box set to re-watch is:

There are so many great box sets available that I find I am always looking forward to the next one rather than re-watching any. One series I’m particularly enjoying at the moment is “For Life” – a prisoner becomes a lawyer to fight to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.


I’m currently listening to: 

The Marlow Murder Club on audible, but music wise it always comes back to Bowie.


I instantly relax when…: 

I see Charlie’s tail wagging. He is a springer spaniel in case you were worried about that answer.


I want to be remembered for:

Just being remembered would be a start.


I’d describe my style as:

A wooden contraption at the bottom of the garden which helps me get over the fence.


My personal mantra is: 

Make sure you take time to stop, appreciate, understand, and enjoy the moment.