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Feature Friday #10 – Ben Gear

Feature Friday

Every Friday we post a ‘Feature Friday’ where we ask a few questions to a member of our team. We hope that they give you a bit of an insight into the people who make Xuper tick. Some of their answers may be surprising, others may be a bit embarrassing, but they’re individual to them.

This week’s feature is:

Ben Gear!

Ben Gear

How long have you worked at Xuper?

Since September 2017 working in the International team.

Favourite thing about working within IT?

The many challenging requirements you come across and the satisfaction of providing the best solution possible for the customer.

What does your typical work day consist of?

Mainly account management and working on customer quotations.

When did you develop an interest in IT?

I have always been interested in computers.

When did you get your first computer?

My family has always had a computer of some sort in the house, starting with a Commodore 64 back in the day.  The first computer I purchased myself was a Dell Alienware.

What hobbies do you have?

I collect and play vinyl records, I have played guitar for many years, watch Formula One, golf, darts, snooker and gaming.

What is your favourite film/tv show?

Some of my favourite films are The Crow, Sin City, Drive, Shawshank Redemption, The Shining.  Best TV series I have ever watched is Breaking Bad.  I also like the classic comedies such as Only Fools & Horses, Red Dwarf & Father Ted.  They never get old.

Favourite band/artist/song?

Favourite bands are Billy Talent, Green Day, Alter Bridge, AC/DC.  Favourite individual artist is Nick Drake.  Favourite song is River Below by Billy Talent.

If you were stuck on a desert island, who would you want to be stuck with and why?

My girlfriend Jane and son Harry.

Tell us your best joke…. 

I never make mistakes.  I thought I did once; but I was wrong.