Ed GravesShell Profiling & Ordering Specialist
After calling upon Ed to help us out several times, he is now a permanent fixture in the office. Ed loves a medium rare steak with all the trimmings, but is not very keen on fish or seafood, as he thinks anything with a slippery texture is a bit gross. His favourite holiday destinations are America and Switzerland; he has lived in both and loves going back. With America's large landmass to explore and Switzerland’s picturesque scenery, for Ed they will always be interesting places to go to. Playing and writing music is Ed's main hobby, and he likes the opportunity to create anything from a big orchestral piece to ambient soundscapes. When playing in a band, he likes the energy that playing rock’n’roll gives. Ed is far too modest to mention any special talents, but we know that he is a very talented musician.
Toril SimpsonHuman Resource Manager
Toril is married to James and works part time at FSC. She enjoys the flexibility this provides and when she's not at work, she is busy taking her kids to various after school clubs and activities. Her passions include photography, music and spending time with her family and friends. Toril loves all sorts of food, but her favourites are sushi and pasta. Italy and India are some of her favourite holiday destinations in addition to visiting her homeland Norway. She is a good table tennis player and is often seen challenging men and women to an arm wrestling match. Her goal is to speak fluent Italian one day!
Paul GolledgeIT Systems Development
Paul is a recent author of a great book called 'Souldrop' so it is unsurprising that he lists text-speak and poor grammar on his list of dislikes. When he is not working on his next book, he is focusing on his son, and playing his guitar as loud as possible in his band. If you ask him to dinner and he offers to bring desert be careful, it is likely to be his own creation - a dish called 'creeping death chocolate mousse'. You have been warned!
Terry HamblinData Expert Shell
Terry has been at FSC since 2012 and he enjoys working with helpful colleagues across the globe and the friendly atmosphere in the office. Outside work Terry enjoys a spot of fishing and watching old films. He is also a big music fan and can be found backstage at the pyramid field in Glastonbury every year without fail. He's not keen on tall stories and prefers honesty and integrity. Whether dinning out or cooking at home curry is always at the top of his list. His ambition is to do some more travelling and see a bit more of the planet.
Terry has been with us for years and is the man we rely on for everything that has to do with maintenance and making sure our offices smells fresh in the morning! No job is too big for Terry and he also supports the community by providing transport for elderly who's unable to drive. Terry lives locally and enjoys spending time with his family when he on a rare occasion has a day off.
Sam FlintRetail Sales & Waste Analyst
Sam is a proper foodie and loves all food as long it’s shared with good people. That said, he is partial to proper Italian pasta dishes and a good curry. Sam hates tinned salmon, mainly because his housemate is feeding it to their new kitten and it really smells! Sam's most desirable holiday destination would be anywhere with mountains, either in winter or summer, because of the stunning scenery and his love of the great outdoors. Sam is a keen and competent skier, and has been skiing since he was five. He has previously worked for a British tour operator in France during skiing season and had the best time.
Pernille RingstromExecutive Administrator
Carolyn WilliamsEfficiency Expert
Carolyn is a big fan of a proper Sunday Roast with all the trimmings (gravy, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese) and she will find anything chocolatey difficult to resist. She loves entertaining her children with crafts or playing in the garden and they keep her super busy at weekends and after work. One of the things Carolyn really detests is dirty dishes in the sink and she's terrified of spiders. Carolyn is hoping to take the children on a family holiday to Greece for some sun and plenty of delicious Greek food - and she's hoping to survive the experience of taking small kids on tour! Carolyn is a member of her daughter's Preschool Committee, helping to organise fundraising events; one of which is a Gin Tasting Evening.
Emmelaine Leighton McCardellCommercial Controller
Emmelaine loves a challenge, enjoys learning new things and is always keen to find solutions in business. She likes that FSC is focused on innovation and creativity. A keen cook, she loves to experiment with flavour and spice, her favourite foods are Thai and Mexican dishes, because of the variety (and flexibility) of the ingredients. Emmelaine is always experimenting with ‘fusions’ and is very willing to try new things. That said she is not a fan of fruit, especially in savoury meals - finding a raisin in a meal is always an unpleasant surprise! Emmelaine has many holiday destinations she would like to tick off her bucket list, though more for the experience a destination has to offer than the place itself. A remote beach, a starry night in the desert or getting lost in a rainforest would all be a holiday made in heaven. In her spare time, Emmelaine enjoys hikes in the countryside to seek out beautiful scenery, creative writing, spending time with animals and cooking. Emmelaine was given a slackline for her birthday and she's trying her hand at becoming FSC’s, (probably), first tightrope walker! Watch this space!
Chris HardwickFMS Specialist
Chris is a hands-on, outdoorsy type of guy. He loves spending time with his family, going on country walks, but also has a creative side with arts and crafts and he'll even watch the odd Disney movie.His favourite food is homemade lasagne and there isn't really anything he doesn't like. Having grown up on a farm, he enjoys helping out on the family farm and driving tractors. Mexico and the Mediterranean stand out as some of his favourite holiday destinations, but he also enjoys exploring the UK with his wife and son.