Today we meet Doug our Maintenance Manager

Q: Thank you Doug for our chat. How does your working day at Swanley Bridge Marina begin?

A; My day begins with a nice cup of coffee with the other members of staff followed by a walk around the Marina to check for any issues that may have arisen overnight that may require prioritising, before resuming my normal duties.

Q:How long have you worked at Swanley Bridge Marina?
A:15 Months

Q: What do you enjoy most about working here?
A:I love the outdoor environment and meeting people.

Q:How best would you describe a typical working day, Doug?
A: Varied.2 days are never the same.

Q:What did you do before life at Swanley?
A: I was self employed in home improvements.

Q:Do you have a Canal boat?
A: Not now, but my wife and I had one for many years.

Q:What was your favourite cruising ground?
A:We loved The Shropshire Union and the Llangollen Canal.

Q:What hobbies do you have in your spare time?
A:Antiques is a long standing hobby and i enjoy visiting National Trust properties and DIY.

Q:What is your favourite song?
A:That has be “Keep on running” by the Spencer Davies Group.

Q:What is your favourite movie?
A:I think I will plump for “War Horse”

Q:Besides Swanley Bridge Marina, where would be your favourite destination?
A:That’s easy! Sorrento in Italy.

Q:What is your favourite meal?
A:Chinese and Cantonese without doubt.

Q:Who is a hero of yours, Doug?
A:Definitely George Best and Denis Law.

Q;Have you a “plug” for Swanley Bridge Marina?
A:”Swan around at Swanley Bridge Marina”!

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