15 minutes with…Ghufran Ashraf of Bestway Tottenham

Ghuran Ashraf

Ghufran Ashraf is the general manager at Bestway Tottenham, which recently moved to a new site in North London.

BW: What was your first job?

If I remember correctly, it was working in Saudi Arabia as a field sales executive for Mitsubishi, the Japanese motor vehicle manufacturer.

BW: How would your colleagues at Bestway describe you?

I would like to think they would describe me as being a straightforward kind of person, but in a positive way.

BW: If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport that would give you a chance of winning a medal, what would it be? 

It would have to be hitting sixes in Twenty20 cricket matches!

BW: If time and money were not an issue, what hobby would you most like to get into? 

Flying supersonic jets – who would not want to do that?

BW: What would your perfect day involve? 

A perfect day would involve spending quality time with my family.

BW: What’s your song of choice at karaoke? 

I can think of a few songs, but I will go with the classic Don’t Stop Believin’ by the American rock band, Journey.

BW: Who would be your four ideal dinner party guests?

The legendary Pakistani cricketer and politician Imran Khan, my sons Shaaf Khan and Youssaf Khan, and the American actress Jennifer Connelly.

BW: What would you cook them?

For the main course, I would cook them barbecue lamb steaks, and then for dessert, I would have to go for caramel cake.

BW: What fad or trend would you like to see make a comeback?  

I would bring back more consideration for others, as well as patience, because those are qualities we could all do with.

BW: If you were a superhero, what would you choose as your superpower?  

The ability to manipulate time and speed would be an extremely useful superpower.

BW: What do you wish you knew more about? 

I wish I possessed more knowledge about the human psyche – that would be pretty invaluable.

BW: When was the last time you changed your belief or opinion about something major? 

Only opinions can change, not beliefs – just look at our world politics, for example.

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