A Day In The Life Of Ben Jones

Tell us something interesting about yourself we might not know?

Before my injury I was on the cusp of making the British National Team for……..

As a toddler, I was escorted out of a house by Dennis Thatcher for stealing one of Margaret’s apples.

What’s your job title?

Procurement Account Manager

Explain what that means in 20 words or less!

Facilitating the procurement of services within the education sector to comply with the legislation

What’s the first thing you do when you get in the office or start work at your desk?

Jump on the 9a.m “Morning Meeting” team call…… I’m not a morning person

Tea or coffee?

Tea at home, coffee at work

On a typical day, what are your top 3 (work related!) priorities?

Correspondence with customers

Managing deadlines

Offering Lorraine a coffee

What did you get up to this morning?

SQ scoring for Sir Thomas Rich’s catering service

What do you do in your lunch break?

Went for a 45 minute walk and scoffed my lunch in the remaining 15 minutes

What happened this afternoon?

Continued the SQ scoring, discussed some issues (both work and non-work related) with Lorraine…. today was an office day.

Describe a ‘win’ moment you’ve had in the last month.

Completing all work by 11:30am on Friday 23rd December so that my conscience (and in-tray) was clear as we headed off down to the pub and into our festive break.

Has anything gone wrong recently? What happened?!

Nope, everything has been hunky dory.

Are you a morning ‘up with the lark’ person or a night owl?

Night Owl

How do you spend your evenings/weekends?

Wednesday nights are  5-aside – even at my age

Thursday nights will find me at pool  – I play 8 ball pool in a district league

Weekends are family time spent ferrying my son around his numerous clubs, activities and sports (unless I get a pass to the pub)

What do you most like about working for Minerva?

The team and our clients. You know you enjoy working for a company when you get to Sunday and you have no anxiety about the week ahead. It doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be challenging, but you know it’s going to be rewarding. That’s what life’s like at Minerva. The team ethos and spirit (and the occasional banter) ensure that you feel supported,

What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

Trust your instincts

Your chosen specialist subject if you were on Mastermind?

Fuller’s beers from 2000 to present

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