I’ve retired from most of the day-to-day activities. However, I now look after finance in the European office. I also tend to check in with the UK and make sure they are running smoothly, keep in touch with our customers that originally joined me almost 40 years ago and ensure all is well in general.
Hard work gets recognised and rewarded.
Remaining in close contact with the business even though I am now retired and based in a different country to the main operations.
Always take responsibility when things go wrong and compliment others when things go well. Keep on training and attending courses, knowledge is a powerful tool to building trust not only with your customers but with your own workforce.
At school I was called Gilly, but it has been a while since someone called me that.
A beef stew made by my wife finished with bread and gravy!
1. My wife
2. Fishing gear
Sleep and spend time with my family and especially my grandchildren.
Learn to operate the computer and to speak Dutch!
The Caribbean, especially as we have an office there now.