Mick is something of a comedian who enjoys his own jokes. He is well-known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of popular music and is the current Popmaster champion at MSC. He likes to win at everything and beating Steve, especially at Popmaster, gives him great satisfaction. He is also a good golfer and has been known, when pressed, to do some work (only joking!).
Steve has a sense of humour, but never really gets any of Mick’s jokes. At least not the first time he hears them. He is keen to maintain his losing record in Popmaster and gets great satisfaction on the rare occasions he can come up with a win. He can always be found on the golf course on a nice day. Failing that, he and the other owners (Mick and Chris) are busy building the business.
Chris is the financial brains behind the business and keeps us honest and on the right track. His precision is one of the key components in ensuring the work we do meets HMRC requirements. If you can get him to relax (not at work) he has a mischievous sense of humour and is always good for a laugh. He also loves beating Mick and Steve at Popmaster, but only competes on the rare occasions he can pull himself away from his spreadsheets.
Carla is the Office Manager and keeps the business rolling along when the owners are busy doing other things. She is known as ‘The Nudger’ because she is always giving HMRC or clients a gentle nudge. Her background is in banking and she is very good at getting all the things done that the rest of us are reluctant to do. During her interview, we stopped briefly to play Popmaster and her answers ensured that Steve won on that occasion. Curiously, she got the job. You know what they say, if you want something done, find a busy person – Carla is that one.
Annmarie works closely with Chris on the finance side of the business and seldom gets involved in any office shenanigans. Her experience lies in the financial detail and she ensures that we don’t make a wrong step. She seldom plays Popmaster due to being stuck in a time warp and only knowing any answers relating to the boy band, Brother Beyond.
Jolana is our Bookkeeper and working together with Chris and Annmarie, keeps the business in good shape. She holds us all to account to keep the internal books straight and doesn’t let anything dodgy through her filter system. Jolana has an astonished look on her face when we play Popmaster, she really doesn’t get it.
Martin role as Business Development Associate working under Mick’s guidance is one of the key roles in helping the businesses achieve our growth plans. He is based from his office at home and ventures in to the office once or twice a month for meetings. Unfortunately we have not been able to co-opt him on to the MSC team for for the great Popmaster challenge against Mick, but will do when we can.
Virtual Team Members
Michelle from Creating Media (Web site and brochures) – www.creatingmedia.co.uk
Spidergroup, systems and software support www.spidergroup.com
Jenny from JamHR , HR services www.jam-hr.com
James from Continium (Financial Services) - http://www.mycontinuum.co.uk/
Peter from Genesis Vehicle Solutions – (Vehicles) – http://www.genesisvehiclesolutions.co.uk
Mark from WPA (Health Insurance) - http://www.wpa.org.uk/marktomlinson