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 Sam Miles, Marketing Executive. Sam has been part of the Protocol Family around 18 months now, and is based at Head Office in Nottingham. Here’s what we found out about Sam:
- What car do you drive?
I don’t drive at the moment, so it’s public transport for me, which I like because it means I can do a bit of reading in the mornings and on the way home.
- What is your favourite food?
Italian is always my go-to for restaurants. Pasta or Pizza with Ice Cream for after, can’t beat it!
- What is your favourite drink?
A San Miguel probably. There’s a beer called Brugse Zot (Blonde version) that you get in Bruges that is the absolute best for me, but it’s a little more difficult to come by in the UK.
- What is your favourite film, book or TV show?
Films: Anything 80/Early 90s so, The Goonies, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Karate Kid
Books: Catcher in the Rye, Stoner, Wide Sargasso Sea, A Confederacy of Dunces & The Narrow Road to the Deep North are all books I’d recommend!
TV: Breaking Bad, True Detective, Mindhunter, Always Sunny, Parks & Recreation.
- What is your dream holiday destination?
New Zealand because of the great landscapes. I’d also like to go around the set of the Hobbit! The flight time puts me off though!
- Do you have any hobbies?
I watch a lot of films and play a lot of video games. I do go outside too occasionally…
I’ve spent a lot of lockdown trying to become a better cook.
- Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I once helped make a podcast with Ian Livingstone. He co-founded Games Workshop and worked on the original Tomb Raider games as well. So that was cool!
- Do you have any hidden talents?
I know a lot of movie facts and trivia which comes in handy with a quiz!
- What sports teams do you follow?
Newcastle United – it’s mostly a painful experience but every now and then they get a result which is nice. It is the hope that kills you…
- What’s your dream car?
A self-driving Tesla would be ideal. Or a working DeLorean.
- What’s your favourite song, band or artist?
TV on the Radio, Bob Dylan, Jose Gonzalez, Kate Bush, The Beta Band and Queen are some of my favourites. I’m listening to a lot of Joji at the moment.
- What was your dream job as a child?
Film Director but I soon realised I just liked watching films, making them is a lot harder.
- What one skill or talent would you love to be able to master?
I’d like to work on my language skills, being multi-lingual would be great. Alternatively, I’d like to be one of those people that absolutely rock it on the public pianos you find at shopping centres.
- What’s your favourite time of year?
I don’t really like the sun and avoid it at all costs, so probably autumn. I like the change in the leaves and getting my scarf and gloves out.
- If you could time travel, what year would you go back, or forward to and why?
It would be nice to go forward just enough to get a cheap space flight. That’s probably not too many years away.
- Do you have any pets?
I have a cat called Griffin. He is very affectionate, doesn’t respect personal boundaries and requires a daily regiment of hugs.
- And finally, why do you love working at Protocol?
It’s a bit of a cliché but 100% it’s the people. I’m in a fantastic and very supportive marketing team which is awesome and everyone at Protocol are super friendly, always happy to chat and most of all really innovative and creative! Everyone has cool new ideas that they come to us with, which makes the life of a marketer a lot easier.