Q&A with Andy Philbin

  • by Plastic Card Services
  • 13.08.2021
  • Company News

How long have you worked at PCS?
Nearly 5 years.

What do you do day to day at work?
Sell plastic cards!

Which famous person do you most look like?
I used to get Adam Sandler quite a lot, but I have less hair now!

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
David Beckham, Jason Manford and Usain Bolt.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Seeing completed jobs out in the public domain.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spend time with friends and family.

What would be your dream job?
Professional footballer!

What would you most like to print?
I’m a huge Stockport County fan so I’d say their season tickets – we already do them!

What is your greatest fear?
When I was younger, dogs. Not so much anymore but I’m not a massive fan of them!

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I have a very sweet tooth!

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Probably any athlete. I started running at the beginning of the first lockdown in April 2020 and whilst I’ve worked hard to improve, the level they get to is unbelievable.

What is your favourite book?
Anything by Lee Childs

What is your favourite smell?
Freshly cut grass or the petrol station.

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
I’m not a fan of fancy dress!

What is your favourite word?

Cat or dog?
Cat, ours is called Parker.

What’s your worst fashion disaster? Be honest!
I was dressed up as Snow White for my stag do!

What was your childhood obsession?

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Starting a family, we have Alice who’s 3 and Elliot who is 6 months.

What is your greatest luxury in life?
Probably a Tag Heuer watch I recently bought that rarely comes out of the box!

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Maine Road, 7th December 1999, County beat City with a last-minute penalty! (One of several victories against them in the late 90’s/early 00’s)

What is the strangest job you’ve ever done?
I referee semi-professional football, some call me strange for doing that, or stupid!

Where would you like to be right now?
By a pool with a beer!

What keeps you awake at night?
I’m quite a good sleeper – until the cat brings a ‘gift’ in for us. We regularly have mice and birds, dead or alive. We even had a bat once that I had to chase round the dining room!

How do you relax?
We have children – what’s relaxing?!

Which superpower would you like to have?
Being invisible.

Life is… ?
What you make of it…