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Paul Ashford

Paul Ashford

PC Sales Manager

Telephone: 01202 810 316


How long have you worked at Spire?
Since 2010 - this time round (nearer 20+ years in total)

What type of music are you in to?
Anything with a good beat to it

What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Spending time with my daughter, socialising, surfing and fishing

What's the best thing about working at Spire?
Cheesy I know, but the satisfaction I get from doing a good job for my customers

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

What makes you laugh?
Family Guy, my daughter and lots of other things, I'm easily pleased

Mike Botto

Mike Botto

Sales Manager

Telephone: 01202 810 337
 
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

Telephone: 01202 810317


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

 

Jon-Michael Lindsey

Jon-Michael Lindsey

Sales Executive

Telephone: 01202 810305
 
How long have you worked at Spire?
16 years.
 
What type of music are you in to?
Quite a lot - Classical, Dance/Trance, Mumford and Sons, Florence & The Machine, Muse, various Metal genres
 
What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Spending time with my fiancée, running, writing for web magazines, acting in Doctor Who-related charity events.
 
What's the best thing about working at Spire?
The travel opportunities it’s given me and freedom to try out new ideas.
 
Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I have stood shoulder to shoulder in battle with Brian Blessed.
 
What makes you laugh?
Monty Python, Fry and Laurie, good stand-up comedy, Bill Bailey, Boothby Graffoe. Stewart Lee, Tez Ilyas and many more.
 
Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

Sales Executive

Telephone: 01202 810309


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

Telephone: 01202 810319
 
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
 
 
Chantelle Smallbones

Chantelle Smallbones

Sales Executive

Telephone: 01202 810311


How long have you worked at Spire?
Since February 2015

What type of music are you in to?
Mmm a little of everything :) no rock or screeching though
 
What do you get up to on a typical weekend?
Varies quite a bit. But I normally go the  gym, see some friends and go to church 
 
What's the best thing about working at Spire?
Definitely my colleagues They’re good humour and have made me feel very welcome
Ps. I haven’t taken any bribes 
 
Give one unusual fact about yourself?
I used to represent Zimbabwe in kickboxing
 
What makes you laugh?
Modern Family and witty people
 
Paul Turner

Paul Turner

Sales Director

Telephone: 01202 810323
 
How long have you worked at Spire?
Over 11 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

Telephone: 01202 810314
 
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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