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Paul Ashford

Paul Ashford

PC Sales Manager


How long have you worked at Spire?
Originally started in 1995 but had a 4yr break away from Spire in the Channel and then came back

What type of music are you in to?
Generally anything with a good beat to it but a bit of everything

What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Spending time with Family & Friends, Parkrun or other running events & getting out on the Bikes

What's the best thing about working at Spire?
My Colleagues and Customers are brilliant and I have made some great Friends along the way, also being busy helps the working days go quick

Give one unusual fact about yourself? 
I'm vertically challenged

What makes you laugh?
I laugh at myself a lot! Silly office banter, all the hilarious stuff my friends share & of course comedians

Mike Botto

Mike Botto

Sales Manager

 
How long have you worked at Spire?
Over a decade
 
What type of music are you in to?
Anything and everything although I’m starting to hit the age where ‘’All this modern music sounds the same!’’
 
What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
I work part time for a variety of clients hosting corporate events and clients include AFC Bournemouth as their Stadium Announcer
 
What's the best thing about working at Spire?
The people. Although we service thousands of customers across the UK each month and are a growing company, there is still very much the feel of a family business here.
 
Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I once payed for a bus fare with stamps!
 
What makes you laugh?
I’m a big fan of stand up and host regular charity comedy nights locally. Stars that have performed include Mark Watson and Hal Cruttenden

 
Mark Cowley

Mark Cowley

Sales Executive


How long have you worked at Spire?
2 years

What type of music are you in to?
As long as it's not rave, anything...

What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Golf, golf and more golf

What's the best thing about working at Spire?
The working atmosphere

Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I have scuba dived with sleeping sharks

What makes you laugh?
Ben and Tim's constant banter

 

Kirsty Eldridge

Kirsty Eldridge

Sales Executive


How long have you worked at Spire?
Since 27th August 2019.

What type of music are you in to?
I like most genres, but sway towards Rock or Dance as my go to for music with my favourite band being Foo Fighters..

What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Either walking or mountain biking through the New Forest.

What's the best thing about working at Spire?
The people for sure, such a friendly and funny team to work with!

Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I have a black tag in Taijutsu, probably a little rusty these days though!

What makes you laugh?
Most things really but enjoying Mae Martin’s material at the moment.

Jonny Hale

Jonny Hale

Sales Executive


How long have you worked at Spire?
Started on 26/04/21

What type of music are you in to?
All sorts! Ranges from 60’s/70’s/80’s to hip-hop to heavy metal to the occasional chart song! Currently listening to a lot of Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Ghostemane.

What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
My weekends tend to vary without a lot of schedule to them. Most of the time you can find me playing golf or practicing some music, but I also like to read a lot a look at different bits of research.

What's the best thing about working at Spire?
Its tough to only pick one thing! The job is fantastic and the people are even better! If I had to narrow it down, it would be a combination of the freedom that the job role offers, and how friendly everyone in the office is.

Give one unusual fact about yourself?
The most unusual fact about me is probably that I was nearly castrated by a lion at the age of 6, but it’s a close call.

What makes you laugh?
I often binge watch stand up comedies. At the moment I am into Dave Chappelle, one of the greatest to ever do it imo, and Stewart Lee, probably my favourite ‘straight-bat’ comedian. His bit on Joe Pasquale is a must watch for anyone who hasn’t seen it!
 

Nathan Hoyle

Nathan Hoyle

Sales Executive


How long have you worked at Spire?
Since March 2020

What type of music are you in to?
I’m into most things but 50’s and 60’s rock is guaranteed to get my toe tapping
 
What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Seeing friends and family where possible, the odd bit of sport, maybe watch some football, have a drink and from there whatever happens, happens
 
What's the best thing about working at Spire?
Hands down the people. They’re all great fun to be around but hearing Tim’s daily routine ripping into one of us is the highlight
 
Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I still have a blanket from when I was a toddler… and I’m not even embarrassed…
 
What makes you laugh?
Bill Burr, Frankie Boyle, Gary Delaney, Family Guy, people falling over… Basically stuff that I probably shouldn’t laugh at haha!!

 

Jon-Michael Lindsey

Jon-Michael Lindsey

Sales Executive

 
How long have you worked at Spire?
Since November 2001 
 
What type of music are you in to?
Much more classical these days (usually from Scala Radio), although I still love Dave Pearce Trance Anthems, Florence & The Machine, Mumford and Sons and most music from the 80’s.
 
What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Walking in the local parks, studying, console gaming, cooking  & hopefully soon getting back to acting & directing with our local Shakespeare company.
 
What's the best thing about working at Spire?
The family feel we have within the team, it goes much further than just being colleagues.
 
Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I have stood shoulder to shoulder in battle with Brian Blessed (and met up with him several times since).
 
What makes you laugh?
Monty Python (yes, still!), Bill Bailey, The News Quiz, Mark Steel, Boothby Graffoe, Matt Berry.
 
Ben Pilling

Ben Pilling

Sales Executive


How long have you worked at Spire?
24/06/2019 

What type of music are you in to?
Anything that is on the ‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’ albums of course! 

What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Listen to my ‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’ CDs.

What's the best thing about working at Spire?
They sometimes play ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ playlists in the office.

Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I actually don’t like any of the ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ albums.

What makes you laugh?
Thinking of random and pointless answers to questions about myself. 
 

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

Sales Executive


How long have you worked at Spire?
Since July 2018

What type of music are you in to?
The Golden Oldies
 
What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
I hit the gym and swim at a local leisure centre with my kids
 
What's the best thing about working at Spire?
Great work environment
 
Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I have lived abroad as an expat for over 20 years
 
What makes you laugh?
Nitrous oxide
 
Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts

Sales Executive

 
How long have you worked at Spire? 
Since 2013
 
What type of music are you in to? 
Depending on the mood, Charts, Rock n Roll, though recently I’ve been hooked on the theme tune Frozen
 
What do you get up to on a typical weekend? 
Hmm very spontaneous over the weekends, so a drink, and then maybe another one and so on...
 
What's the best thing about working at Spire? 
God that’s a hard one to answer, probably achieving target and making loads of money!
 
Give one unusual fact about yourself? 
I have been nicknamed chatty Dan in the past, so...
 
What makes you laugh? 
Work colleagues are very entertaining to listen too
 
 
Paul Turner

Paul Turner

Sales Director

 
How long have you worked at Spire?
Over 20 years.
 
What type of music are you in to?
Anything really. Some will be a bit embarrassing to mention.
 
What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Golf, socialising, relaxing
 
What's the best thing about working at Spire?
Is it a bit creepy to say the people?
 
Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I once jumped off a bridge with a piece of elastic attached to my feet.
 
What makes you laugh?
Some of the other answers on these pages.
Richard Wiggins

Richard Wiggins

Sales Executive

 
How long have you worked at Spire?
Since March 2013
 
What type of music are you in to?
All types really… depends on the situation
 
What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Going out for a couple of drinks and socialising with my mates, also relaxing watching a good film if the weather is terrible  
 
What's the best thing about working at Spire?
The freedom to actually talk to my customers and not be scripted in any way
 
Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I can move my ears, both together or one at a time without touching them
 
What makes you laugh?
Drunken banter
 
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