15 minutes with… Dave Storey

“I would love to see yo-yos make a comeback”

What was your first job?

I began working while at school as a kitchen porter at Da Sandro’s in Huddersfield, which continued to fund my lifestyle through college, where I studied business and finance.

How would your colleagues at GWD describe you?

Hard-working, passionate, ambitious and forward-looking. Also, committed to making things better than they currently are for independent operators in wholesale and retail.

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 be staying on top of complicated end-of-year rebate structures through the supply chain, and making sure I know that what we are getting is what we have earned.

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

Introducing a brand-leading consumer discount mechanic on a national level, offering choice and value to the consumer.

What would your perfect day involve?

To leave work at the end of the day knowing everything is done, then spending quality time with my kids at the end of it.

What is your song of choice at karaoke?

Stand and Deliver by Adam Ant.

Who would be your four ideal dinner party guests?

They would be my three kids and their mother.

What would you cook them?

I would take them out for dinner, to be honest. But if I absolutely had to cook, it would probably be fish fingers, waffles and baked beans. The kids love it – as do I, secretly.

fish fingers
Storey would cook his dinner guests fish fingers

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

I would love to see yo-yos make a comeback.

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

Like Robin Hood, to steal from the rich to give to the poor.

What do you wish you knew more about?

The outcome and aftermath of Brexit, and what it will mean for small businesses, as well as all of us as individuals.

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

Recently, the team and I decided to move forward with more of a focus on our independent position in the marketplace.

This is why GWD Convenience was part of the formation of the National Buying Consortium.

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Paul Hill
Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. Paul can be found on Twitter on @BW_PaulHill, or can be contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 020 7689 3376.

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