15 minutes with… Jason Sheard

Jason Sheard is a company purchasing director at Total Foodservice Solutions


What was your first-ever job?

A paper round. I was so good that every time someone quit, I got their jobs as well.

How would your colleagues at Total Foodservice Solutions describe you?

The quiet one who turns up in his Lycra too often.

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 having the tidiest desk before leaving work for the day. Why would anyone want a messy desk to come into the day after?

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

I have always fancied base jumping in remote parts of the world.

What would your perfect day involve?

Waking up very early and having a walk up some scenic hills. I would then take my dad for a cycle around one of the stages of the Tour de France routes, followed by finding a remote pub to meet up with my mates and family.

What is your song of choice at karaoke?

I destroy all songs I sing. The last one I sang was with my wife, and that was Ebony and Ivory – with her help, I took destroying songs to a whole new level.

Who would be your four ideal dinner party guests?

The first one has to be King Kenny [Dalglish]. Next has to be a comedian, so I am going for Lee Mack. The third one would be Martin Johnson, and the last one would be Lee Trevino.

What would you cook them?

I would start with a fishcake with salad, followed by a piece of hake, buttered spinach, baby carrots, peas and crushed potatoes. The dessert would normally be
a sticky toffee pudding.

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

You hardly ever see anyone playing Kerby any more. Hours of fun, and no shouting at computers involved.

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

It has to be flying. To get somewhere far quicker and with no pot holes or angry people in metal boxes to deal with would be bliss.

What do you wish you knew more about?

Electrics, plumbing and generally anything that seems to cost me an arm and leg to sort when it goes wrong.

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

September 2001, when I told my then-girlfriend that I would never get married or have children. However, two children and a 16-year marriage proves there is a woman who can tolerate and love me at the same time.

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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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