PPE Industrial Supplies was set up in 2000, and we couldn’t have grown into one of the largest suppliers of workwear in Scotland without brilliant talent behind us. We’re proud of all our workers, and think it’s about time they got some of the limelight! In our occasional series of Q&As, we try to get a glimpse of the people and personalities that have helped us grow and develop over two decades.
This month, it’s the turn of Jonny Stewart, our Buying Manager. In between playing semi-professionally at football, Jonny is a key part of our business. Here’s a bit more about him.
Who are you and what do you do?
Jonny Stewart and I keep the place together :) No seriously, I do the buying and ordering from our suppliers as well try to generate as much sales as possible.
What’s your favourite thing about working for PPE Industrial Supplies?
When a customer comes in not really knowing what they want and you spend a bit of time with them going through different options which leads to an order and a happy customer. Or when someone brings the cakes in!
What do you look forward to doing in your free time?
Playing football, going out for food.
Dogs or cats?
Dogs if I had to choose one.
How would your workmates describe you?
Reliable... I hope! And probably a bit weird for never drinking tea or coffee.
What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?
The longest bout of hiccups lasted around 68 years!!
Describe yourself using movie titles.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
If you could have lunch with one person who is alive or dead, who would it be?
Cristiano Ronaldo, although I’m a Messi fan.
Favourite place in the world?
What’s the most useful thing you own?
My massage gun.
If you’d like to chat to Jonny about your PPE needs (or football!) then give us a call or drop us an email. We’re always happy to chat about your needs over a tea or coffee (or water for Jonny) to make sure you get the right workwear for your needs.
And remember, we can personalise all your clothing to include your company or team brand, giving you that added professional sheen. Take a look through our catalogues to get an idea of what you are after. You can select, buy and add your logo all online, making life easy. But if you find everything too stressful, don’t worry - ask nicely and Jonny might give you a loan of his massage gun...