Here at Protocol, we know all about the importance of good people, we pride ourselves in ‘placing people first’ and have been doing so for 25 years now!
Our business is full of great people, and you may only interact with one or two in your work with us, but there is a whole army of support in the background from IT to Marketing and Compliance to Recruitment Consultants. We thought it was important for you to find out a bit more about the people that make up #TeamProtocol. In this series, you will find out a bit about the person behind the screen, or at the end of the phone.
To continue the Protocol Spotlight series, we would like to introduce you to Chris Clarke, Senior Recruitment Consultant in our Skills & Training Team. Here’s what we found out about Chris:
- What car do you drive?
Mazda 3 (currently under an inch of dirt!)
- What is your favourite food?
Thai Green curry or anything Thai in general!
- What is your favourite drink?
Alcoholic: Whiskey Sour
Non-Alcoholic: Grapefruit Juice
- What is your favourite film, book or TV show?
Ozark on Netflix blew me away and I’m beyond impatient waiting on the next series to drop!
- What is your dream holiday destination?
I like the beach but my idea of a good holiday is adventure and danger – so probably ice caving in Iceland or Mountain Climbing in Greenland.
- Do you have any hobbies?
When people ask me if I have hobbies – I say “I used to, but now I have kids!” – I still rock climb and trek but I am eager to get back into mountain climbing again.
- Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I woke up one day and said, I’m going to see the world. Sold my shares in my business, sold everything, told everyone I was going to the shop, then disappeared up a mountain and into Australia for 7 years.
- Do you have any hidden talents?
I can naturally equalise/pop my ears by slightly dislocating my jaw – which was useful when scuba diving!
- What sports teams do you follow?
Newcastle United (for my sins).
- What is your dream car?
Shelby AC Cobra (Blue with the white racing stripes) *drools at his desk*.
- What’s your favourite song, band or artist?
I love my Rock and Metal – a very hard working band called ‘Clutch’. Although I’m also listening to Roy Orbson currently and I am blown away by his voice!
- What was your dream job as a child?
Professional Snowboarder or a Journalist.
- What one skill or talent would you love to be able to master?
To sing! My father used to say I was ‘flatter than a fart’ LOL!
- What’s your favourite time of year?
- If you could time travel, what year would you go back, or forward to and why?
Either the 60’s/70’s for the music and lifestyles, or the the ‘explorer years’ of the 17th, 18th, 19th Century – exploring the poles or the interior of Australia.
- Do you have any pets?
Yes, 2 kids. But unlike dogs, they don’t follow commands.
- And finally, why do you love working at Protocol?
Definitely the people and the culture!