In our ongoing series of ‘Meet the Team’ where each month we interview one of our colleagues, you may remember in May we spoke to Joanne Karikos from our Sales Order Processing team, this month we caught up with Paul Shanks, our Operations Coordinator.

“Hi my name is Paul. I live with my partner, Joe, in Newcastle upon Tyne after relocating here from London but I was raised in Hampshire. I’ve worked at Corona for 4 years now 2 of those years have been as a permanent home worker.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going out for food and drinks, you’ll normally find me frequenting the restaurants and bars of Newcastle.

When I’m not hitting the town you’ll generally find me at our allotment, we cultivate all sorts, pumpkins, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, we’ve had a go at most things. It’s hard work but the harvest is so rewarding.

I enjoy going to gigs and the theatre, particularly the ballet and there is nothing better than an afternoon walk round a gallery or museum.

I enjoy keeping active and try to get to the gym as much as possible. I love hiking and I’m fortunate that Newcastle is very well located for hill walking and the beach.

Favourite singers / groups: I love a bit of everything really but Muse, Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift, Jessie Ware, St Vincent, Aretha Franklin, Laura Marling, David Bowie, Jake Bugg to name a few

Favourite songs / Albums: Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, Plug in baby by Muse, Me and You by Jake Bugg

Favourite Films: Too many to mention, I love films.. Jurassic Park, Interstellar, Perks of being a Wallflower, Carol, 500 Days of summer, LOTR series.

Favourite Actor / Actresses: Cate Blanchet, Ian Mckellen, Jane Fonda

Favourite TV shows: I’m a sucker for History and True Crime documentaries, Mad Men, Ru Pauls Drag Race the list goes on

Favourite Holiday Destination: I’ve been fortunate enough to see quite a bit of the world but Sydney, Bangkok, Iceland, New York, Lake Garda would definitely be up there

Favourite Drink: Nothing beats a cuppa but gin and tonic is my go to drink

Favourite Book/ Authors:  1984 George Orwell, Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Favourite Animal: I always say a Wolf is my spirit animal

I love working at Corona, it’s a forward thinking company with big aspirations. The people really do make the company, I work with some fantastic individuals and have made lifelong friends.