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Staff Spotlight - James McConnell

What is your role at ESE Direct?

IT Manager

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I’m a taxi driver for my kids. The pay’s not so good, but at least I get to see them. I’ve just upgraded the taxi for them!

Who are you listening to at the moment?

Scott Mills – it’s the "comedy" aspect really, but also like to keep "down wiv da kids"

What was the last book you read?

I read 5 books last year on holiday – but I couldn’t name one of them now. Otherwise it’s technical manuals all the way.

What is your favourite film/last film you saw?

Last film I saw in the cinema was the latest "Transformers" with my youngest – that was an assault on the senses! My favourite would be something like "Notting Hill" – I truly believe Julia Roberts will one day come into work and sweep me off my feet. I’m a romantic at heart.

If you could have dinner with 3 people living or dead who would it be and why?

  • My mum - a chance to say goodbye properly
  • My kids - their table manners are now really quite bearable
  • Literally anyone else - I like going out for a meal, especially if you’re paying

What is your hidden talent?

I can land a light aircraft and walk away! And I was once disqualified for breaking an opponent’s nose in an inter-county open marital arts contest – so don’t get me angry!

Photograph of Laura Holland

Author Bio -

Social Media and Web Content Coordinator, Jan 2014 - May 2015