Meet the Team: Mark
A Day in the Life of a Sheerwater Glass Director
March is the month of Mark here at Sheerwater Glass. We met him for our most recent meet the team piece. Mark is a director here at the company, so he takes on a great deal of responsibility directing and overseeing our company aims and business strategies. In the 8 years that Mark has been with us, his contribution has really helped push the company forwards.
1. How long have you been working at Sheerwater Glass?
I had to check that one. According to my LinkedIn profile, 8 years next Month but it doesn’t seem that long!
2. What were you doing before you joined the family business?
I was in the Army for 5 years. Before leaving, I qualified as a Level 3 Electrician and then started supplying and installing solar PV.
3. What do you enjoy most about working with your family?
The end of the day :0). Working with your family (in my case that includes my Wife, Mother and Father) is incredibly rewarding, as we’re all pushing in the same direction which makes for an incredibly supportive working environment. This ethos also encompasses all of the hard-working team members that make Sheerwater Glass the company it is. Our Christmas Do always has a quirky family feel to it.
4. And least…?
Talking shop at home! This company is literally in my blood and although I didn’t have any involvement with the organisation until I was in my mid-twenties, it’s truly a passion for me and I sometimes have to be reminded to stop working!
5. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be in the Army.
6. What was your favourite TV show when growing up?
The Simpsons. I always had a soft spot for Gil.
7. If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
The power to slow down time. There isn’t enough of it in a day.
8. How do you enjoy spending your spare time?
Spare time… Between work, my 2 beautiful children and wife, I don’t seem to have much; but, I do go to the gym before work most days. I find that the 2:30 hours from leaving my house and starting work are the perfect way to reflect on yesterday and plan for today. Oh, and catch up on bad TV!
9. What is your greatest achievement?
I should say representing Great Britain in Rowing U16’s as a coxed four, but my guilty achievement is my Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered down a water slide in 24 hours. Unfortunately, my record has since been broken!
10. What are the values that drive you?
As an ex-military man, values and standards are ingrained in me. However, the three that are my pillars are respect for others, integrity and loyalty.