Confessions of a Charles Fish Colleague : Meet our Team

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Luke Stafford, aka The Watch Guy 

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1. How long have you been working at Fish Brothers?
3 years
2. What's the best thing about working at Fish Brothers?
Having the opportunity to handle a variety of different and fascinating watches every day.
3. What is your proudest moment from working at the company?
The growth of our luxury watch offering.
4. Do you have any funny/embarrassing stories from working here?
I once saved a pigeon.
5. What is your favourite memory from working here?
Whilst learning about watches I had the luxury of working for a large, established watch dealer, where I learnt a lot about watches and the industry.
6. What do you find most challenging about working at Fish Brothers?
Managing customers expectations of values of their watches.
7. Do you have a personal Philosophy?
Work smart not hard?
8. When are you happiest?
When I am with my daughter.
9. Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?
I spend far too much time training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
10. What is your greatest achievement?
Purchasing my first house.
11. Do you have any hidden talents?
I have a full motorcycle license.
12. Where do you like to go on holiday?
Anywhere hot where I can still train Jiu-Jitsu.
13. What's your favourite song?
Currently Section Boyz - Lock Arf
14. Tell us something that people may not know about you?
I once bribed my way into a nightclub.
15. What songs would be in the soundtrack of your life?
Tubthumping - Chumbawamba.
16. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
The ability to fly.
17. If you had to compare yourself to any fictional character, who would it be and why?
Will McKenzie from the Inbetweeners.
18. Who would play you in a movie?
Michael Cera.
19. If you won the lottery, what's the first thing you would do and buy?
A personal chef, as I dislike cooking but greatly enjoy food.
20. If you could have a dinner party with 3 celebrities, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Joe Rogan - His knowledge of MMA/BJJ is incredible, as well as a comedian on the side.
Hans Wilsdorf, the man responsible for founding the most successful watch company of all time.
Jack Whitehall, he is reasonably funny at times.

 

 

Natalie, aka The Marketing Assistant 

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1. How long have you been working at Fish Brothers?
10 years! With a mini gap in between.
2. What's the best thing about working at Fish Brothers?
The people I work with are hilarious!
3. What is your proudest moment from working at the company?
Passing my professional jewellers diploma and moving to head office.
4. Do you have any funny/embarrassing stories from working here?
Spell check once auto correct the word "Tissot" to "Tosspot". Or the time I let a customer walk out with a £350 Omega strap thinking he had paid and had to call him up to ask if he minded coming back and paying for it!
5. What is your favourite memory from working here?
Our summer BBQ for Susan's birthday.
6. What do you find most challenging about working at Fish Brothers?
The last minute planning and other companies not working as fast as we do!
7. Do you have a personal Philosophy?
If it doesn't make you happy, change it and do something that will.
8. When are you happiest?

When I am fed and when I am in bed.
9. Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?
I am a huge dog lover and am obsessed with playing with peoples dogs.
10. What is your greatest achievement?
Graduating university and passing my driving test.
11. Do you have any hidden talents?
I can touch my nose with my tongue and I can touch the floor without bending my legs.
12. Where do you like to go on holiday?
I love Ypres in Belgium because of its history and great beer!
13. What's your favourite song?
A-Ha - Take On Me
14. Tell us something that people may not know about you?
I live within a Ministry of Defence/Armed Forces building.
15. What songs would be in the soundtrack of your life?
21 seconds - So Solid Crew, because 90% of my adolescence was spent trying to recite the whole thing and it's now ridiculously cringy.
Don't you want me baby - the Human League, because it's my mums favourite song and she has always sung it to me.
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis, because it was played everywhere for months at a time when I was highly emotional.
16. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Teleportation because I am impatient and want to be where I need to be in seconds.
17. If you had to compare yourself to any fictional character, who would it be and why?
Hermione Granger because I am bit of a "know it all" (but with a big heart!)
18. Who would play you in a movie?
Emma Stone, only because I have been compared to her. Plus she got to kiss Ryan Gosling so can't be all bad!
19. If you won the lottery, what's the first thing you would do and buy?
A very long haul, exotic holiday and disappear for a few months, only to resurface with a whole new wardrobe, 5 stone lighter and a super fast car (and a pack of dogs)
20. If you could have a dinner party with 3 celebrities, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Boris Johnson - Because he is hilarious
Tom Hardy - For obvious reasons
Vicky Pattison from Geordie Shore - Because she is also hilarious and down to earth.

 

Jenna Matt, aka the Acting Manager

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1. How long have you been working at Fish Brothers?
9 years in November.
2. What's the best thing about working at Fish Brothers?
It's quite a close knit company and everyone knows each other, especially the girls at the shop, we're all friends so it makes coming to to work fun.
3. What is your proudest moment from working at the company?
Passing my JET 1 and 2 courses
4. Do you have any funny/embarrassing stories from working here?
Before we became Swarovski we were a multi brand store. Whilst selling a high end watch and explaining to the customer how to set the alarm, I somehow managed to pull the crown completely out! Luckily he saw the funny side, it was rectified and he still purchases the watch.
5. What is your favourite memory from working here?
Every Christmas eve, once the shop has closed, we all stay for a little bit longer, swap presents and get into the festive spirit.
6. What do you find most challenging about working at Fish Brothers?
There's no customer pattern as we have bursts of sales at lunchtime and evenings due to where we are so it can make it difficult to keep everyone motivated during quieter periods of the day.
7. Do you have a personal Philosophy?
Why say no when you can say yes.
8. When are you happiest?
Whenever I'm with any of my friends, especially when it's nice outside, with a glass of wine.
9. Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?
Nothing specific, I like to think I'm amazing at things I haven't tried yet; like motocross. I'm trying to convince my brother to take me but he's not as confident in me!
10. What is your greatest achievement?
Taking on the role of manager and (hopefully) succeeding in it.
11. Do you have any hidden talents?
Beauty therapy. I'm really particular with how my nails are done so I taught myself to do them.
12. Where do you like to go on holiday?
Barcelona is my favourite place I've been, the shopping is amazing there with all the little boutiques.
13. What's your favourite song?
DJ Luck & MC Neat- I'm sorry. Whenever I hear it I have to sing along, it reminds me of being 15 again.
14. Tell us something that people may not know about you?
I can say "Hello my name is Jenna" and "pillow" in Russian.
15. What songs would be in the soundtrack of your life?
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger (it was mine and my friends prom song for some reason?
Queen - You're My Best Friend (I'm always with her and it's the soundtrack of our Shenanigans)
Was Not Was - Walk the Dinosaur (Nights out usually end up with us dancing round my friends kitchen table to this)
16. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I'd love to be able to read peoples minds, you'd get to hear all the stuff that no one says and see if people are saying what they mean; it'd make life so much easier!
17. If you had to compare yourself to any fictional character, who would it be and why?
Maleficent, she looks really mean but secretly she's a softy.
18. Who would play you in a movie?
Olivia Munn
19. If you won the lottery, what's the first thing you would do and buy?
I'd take my friends on an amazing holiday and buy a house.
20. If you could have a dinner party with 3 celebrities, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Mick Jagger - He's been around a bit so I think he'd have some stories to tell.
Ricky Gervais - He's hilarious.
Jeremy Clarkson - I have a weird crush on him.

Royce Little, aka The Sales Assistant

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1. How long have you been working at Fish Brothers?
9 months
2. What's the best thing about working at Fish Brothers?
The unpredictable scenarios and the watches
3. What is your proudest moment from working at the company?
Selling my first big watch (Hublot) at Christmas
4. Do you have any funny/embarrassing stories from working here?
Showing my engraved Henry watch to a customer and dropping it in front of them and the glass going everywhere
5. What is your favourite memory from working here?
Closing just before Christmas and everyone going to the pub.
6. What do you find most challenging about working at Fish Brothers?
Going home at the end of the day, I hate to leave work... (Cheese)
7. Do you have a personal Philosophy?
I don't fail. I succeed at finding what doesn't work.
8. When are you happiest?
When I'm at sea, diving, snorkelling,swimming or sailing I love it.
9. Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?
Art,Travelling,Video Games,Food and Snorkelling
10. What is your greatest achievement?
.Having my Art displayed with a few others whilst in college at a gallery.
11. Do you have any hidden talents?
My talents are so hidden I've yet to identify them myself...
12. Where do you like to go on holiday?
Anywhere different, I love the Greek islands, India and I'm going Caribbean soon!
13. What's your favourite song?
Careless Whisper.
14. Tell us something that people may not know about you?
I'm part Gibraltarian and my great grandparents were from Morocco.
15. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
To be able to fly as its unlimited freedom
16. If you had to compare yourself to any fictional character, who would it be and why?
Jack Sparrow as I'm clumsy and can ramble on about anything.. Also I do quite like rum.
17. Who would play you in a movie?
Terry Crews
18. If you won the lottery, what's the first thing you would do and buy?
A boat/yacht so I can sail abroad whenever I like.
19. If you could have a dinner party with celebrities, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Russell Brand - because he never shuts up and talks about everything, Megan Fox - for the eye candy
James Franco - as he's hilarious.

Darren Battersby, aka the Sales Assistant

1. How long have you been working at Fish Brothers?
Since August 2014.
2. What's the best thing about working at Fish Brothers?
I love the team I work with and how there's always something to learn about the job.
3. What is your proudest moment from working at the company?
There's not one occasion that stands out but whenever I or a member of my team is singled out for praise.
4. Do you have any funny/embarrassing stories from working here?
I have a few but I don't think I can say them on here..!
5. What is your favourite memory from working here?
No specific memory but I like working over Christmas as I enjoy that time of year and how busy we are.
6. What do you find most challenging about working at Fish Brothers?
Finding new ways to improve and grow as an employee
7. Do you have a personal Philosophy?
Suns out guns out.
8. When are you happiest?
When I have a cup of coffee in my hand!
9. Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?
I like gaming, reading and going to gigs.
10. What is your greatest achievement?
I ran the 5k colour run for charity a few years back.
11. Do you have any hidden talents?
Singing and dancing but I don't hide them that well!
12. Where do you like to go on holiday?
I went to Rome last year, the weather was fantastic and the city's history fascinated me.
13. What's your favourite song?
Every Day is like Sunday by Morrissey.
14. Tell us something that people may not know about you?
I tried to learn bass guitar as a teenager but didn't improve at all.
15. What songs would be in the soundtrack of your life?
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake
16. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Telepathy because it would be fun to know what people are thinking.
17. If you had to compare yourself to any fictional character, who would it be and why?
Peter Parker because he's geeky and makes a lot of stupid jokes.
18. Who would play you in a movie?
Jason Statham because I like him so much.
19. If you won the lottery, what's the first thing you would do and buy?
Buy a house and go on holiday somewhere in Scandinavia.
20. If you could have a dinner party with 3 celebrities, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Thierry Henry because he's one of the greatest Arsenal players in history.
Audrey Hepburn because her movies are amazing
Jessica Nigri who's a cosplayer because I'm a geek.

All the jewellery and watches are available to buy from us!

Luke:

Sif Jakobs Mantova Black Leather Bracelet - Product Code: BR2369-2/41
Pre-owned Audemars Pigeut Royal Oak 41mm Watch

Nat:

Sif Jakobs Biella Grande Rose Gold Necklace - Product Code: P3120-CZ-(RG)
Olivia Burton Wonderland Rose Gold PLated Pink Strap - Product Code: OB14WD24

Jenna:

Swarovski Distinct Rose Gold Narrow Bangle - Product code: 5152481
Swarovski Ethic Rose Gold Plated Narrow Bangle - Product code: 5202244
Swarovski Exist Rose Gold Plated Pierced Earrings - Product Code: 5182322
Swarovski Vittore Ring Set - Product code: 5184321

Royce:

Pre-owned Breitling Navitimer - Product Code: LBA0014-045-2-L18.5
Thomas Sabo Love Bridge Tigers Eye Bead Bracelet - Product Code: 00099528