Geraldine O Brien

Geraldine OBrienGeraldine O'Brien (Business and Market Development Executive)
Geraldine O'Brien recently joined Highlander International Recycling as Business and Market Development Executive.
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A bit more about Geraldine;

Length of service (start date)?
October 2014

Age and place of birth?
Stevenage, Herts. Yes...where Lewis Hamilton is from! Ps. The wrong side of 55!

What's your favourite part of the job?
Finding out about a new industry, looking for new business and securing contracts, so that we can continue to grow into the future.

What's your least favourite part of the job - and why?
Working in the rain! It is not the fault of the industry....just the climate in Scotland!

What did you want to be when you were at school?
A writer.

Travel! Your favourite place you've been and one place you'd like to visit?
There are many places I have loved, including New York, Hong Kong and Venice. I love the Aegean Greek Islands where I have been on holidays since the late 70's and would like to explore more of them.

Past times, what do you like to do when you're not working?
Training in the gym is a must, as is spending time with my daughters and friends when possible. I love ‘fine dining', music and the ˜Arts'....and avoid all nature of domestic housework whenever possible!

Camera - Action! Your favourite movie of all time?
The Godfather Trilogy - Al Pacino rocks!!

Doppelganger - who would play you in a TV series based on Highlander?
Dot Cotton from Eastenders (BBC1 soap)

Tipple - what do you drink at work and what do you drink out of work?
I drink coffee, tea and more tea at work (thanks to Abi) and as far as outside of work is concerned...it depends who is buying!!

Cheesy music - your favourite band or singer now and when you were 13?
When I was 13yrs (struggling to remember that far back!) I loved Rod Stewart or Tamla Motown. Now I appreciate a wide variety of sounds with a major emphasis on anything found on a '˜Euphoria' or '˜Gatecrasher' CD.

The future - where do you see yourself in 5 years' time?
Fit, healthy and happy!

The future - where would you like to see the company in 5 years' time?
Highlander has every reason to continue its successful growth and providing great recycling solutions for Scottish business.

The Grand Finale - if you were stranded in a desert island, what three things would you have with you?

Robinson Crusoe's manual for survival, Tesco handmade crisps and a bottle of Wolf Blass Australian Chardonnay.