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Staff Spotlight - James McConnell

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!

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