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My Perfect Sunday: Andy Metcalfe of Speller Metcalfe

Andy Metcalfe Resized

By way of background, Andy told us:

“Originating in Bradford, I came to Gloucester in the late 80’s via a spell in the Southwest and then London. The partnership between Speller & Metcalfe came into being in ‘95/96 after a few years of working together in other businesses. It was a bold step to take at the time, at the end of the last recession to bite the construction industry.

The face of construction has changed immeasurably in the intervening period – along with the working practices within construction. I’m immensely proud of how Speller Metcalfe have grown in stature through the last 19 years, and of the reputation we have gained for a forward thinking construction group at the forefront of the continuing change within the industry.” 

I've worked in/with the construction sector since: 1981

The best thing about my job is: seeing people grow in confidence & ability and moving through promotion within the company

The worst thing about my job is: the ever increasing pace at which life is moving. Where has the thinking time gone? Everything now seems to be expected to warrant an instant reaction!

The first album I ever bought was: definitely Sparks; I think it might have been Kimono My House. My parents didn’t approve!

My favourite holiday was to: The Ionian sea, Greece sailing a 36’ yacht with the family. It’s the holiday we all look back on with very fond memories

My favourite bar/restaurant in Gloucestershire is: Peppers Café in Bull Lane, Gloucester. Serves good honest food - freshly made, great local beers and ciders and has a good selection of live music throughout the year.

Make mine a (e.g., pint of real ale/rum and coke): Butcombe Blonde

In 2014....I look forward to a return to meaningful profitable working

My perfect Sunday would be: riding out with the Gloucester City Cycle Club, with a fair wind on your back out and home, then a brisk walk with Barney our dog in the afternoon followed by a well-earned snooze after a home cooked dinner. Perfect!


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