Mark Birchenough, Administrator
Mark is part of the administration team and has worked for Focus since May 2007. His extensive knowledge of the food industry helps the admin team to run as smoothly as it does.
Mark has risen through the ranks from Junior Administrator to where he is now after only three years, and has recently celebrated his 8th year with Focus Management. Mark is a keen sportsman who captains a local football team and in the past has represented the North West in cross-country running. He has recently taken up golf and he claims to be the next Tiger Woods.
An interview with Mark...
What is the earliest ambition you can remember?
I wanted to be a professional footballer
Did you go to a state or private school? Did you go to University or straight into work?
I went to a state school and commenced my working career after 6th Form
Who is your idol?
I don't have one really.
Who is your mentor?
My colleague Dominic Cooke - I mither this bloke daily!
How physically fit are you?
Fit enough to play 90 minutes of football each week!
Which leads to greater success, hard work or ability?
Hard work. You may have the ability, but if you don't utilise it you will achieve nothing.
What is your IQ?
You tell me!
Which famous person are you most like?
Robert De Niro - class act!
If you could see any musician live - whether alive or dead - who would it be?
Do you consider your carbon footprint?
I don't if I'm honest
What was the first car you owned?
What's your biggest extravagance?
Unsure - too many to choose from
How politically committed are you?
I keep an eye on things!
Name one skill you don't possess that you wish you did?
The skill to play a guitar
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I would like to fly like Superman
Do you have more than one home?
No - just the one
You're going to be stranded on a desert island and can take only three things with you - what would they be?
A knife to hunt with
If you could own one thing that you don't currently possess, what would it be?
I would like to own Manchester United Football Club
What and where is the best restaurant you've ever eaten in?
Wolfgang Puck Restaurant within the MGM Grand Las Vegas
What keeps you going every day?
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Getting my 25 metre badge in swimming!
What has been your greatest disappointment?
Losing to Manchester City twice this year
If a movie were made about your life so far, who would take the lead role as you?
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be?
What was the last book you read?
Roy Keane's autobiography (boring)
What would your 20 year old self say to you now?
Wow, I didn't see things panning out that way
What ambitions do you still have?
I want to own a business
If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?
If you had to rate your satisfaction with your life so far out of 10, what would your score be?
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