Martyn Nash of Driver First Assist answers Barker's Dozen
10 August 2016
1 What was your first job?
I worked for Waitrose stacking shelves on a Friday evening and Saturday. I also worked on the wine counter and on the tills (top positions for Saturday workers). My first full-time job was with Carnation Foods as a territory manager in Nottingham.
2 What was your first company car, and what do you drive now?
I had a Ford Escort 1.1 Popular. I used to drive home from Derby to Hemel Hempstead and I could drive flat out without ever having to slow - it shows how traffic has changed! I am now lucky enough to drive one of the world's most attractive cars: an Aston Martin Vanquish.
3 What did you listen to on your last car journey?
Smooth Radio - they play hits from the '70s.
4 What one thing do you wish you could do better?
Be a more accomplished reader and to be able to play a musical instrument.
5 What's your biggest achievement?
Establishing a business in China (of course, that's after being married and having three children.)
6 What are your three favourite films?
The Italian Job (the original), East is East, Made In Dagenham.
7 What's the stupidest thing you've done?
I electrocuted myself whilst changing a light bulb.
8 What was the most hotly debated topic at your last meeting?
Brexit. I voted out.
9 What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
10 What's the worst thing about your job?
Managing staff - it is the hardest part of my role yet the most rewarding.
11 What one law would you make or change?
Change the taxation system to zero-rate income tax but increase VAT, eliminating the need for tax returns and ending 'black money'.
12 What did you want to be when you grew up?
A racing driver. I now achieve this via my son (James) and it is much nicer and easier.
13 Who is your ideal celebrity date?
For a dinner date I would like Margaret Thatcher, Elton John and Stephen Hawking.
Company Driver First Assist
Job title Director Home town Silverstone, Northamptonshire
Family Married to Alison with three children - Georgina, James, Verity - plus a dachshund dog (Isabel) and two British Blue cats (Jose and Ruby)
Age My children are 32, 30 and 24
Sum up your company in 13 words or fewer Not-for-profit organisation comprising of drivers who provide post-collision first aid before emergency services