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Meet the team – Henry Maguire

Henry Maguire, Senior Technical Officer at Glidevale Protect tells us about his typical day at work, his sport-related hobbies and his favourite holiday so far.

Name: Henry Maguire

Job title: Senior Technical Officer

How long have you worked for Glidevale Protect?

3 years and 3 months.

Talk us through a typical day.

Creating product specifications for large scale projects while assisting customers with technical enquiries.

What do you most enjoy about the work that you do? 

The people I work with and the varied jobs that come in every day.

Do you have any hobbies?

I am an avid sports fan visiting sporting events and stadiums around Europe. Follower of Arsenal football club, Sale Sharks, and the Manchester Storm Ice Hockey team.

I also love participating in sports, playing badminton and golf regularly while being the vice-captain of a local pool team.

What music do you like listening to?

I listen to a wide range of music however I am largely a fan of pop punk/ punk rock. I am also a big Eminem fan.

What’s the one job or profession you could never do?

Maintenance and removal of sea buoys.

Favourite Film?

Real Steel (a controversial yet incontestable choice).

Who inspires you?

An incredibly strong and independent person, my mother.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chinese Special Fried Rice (with curry sauce).

I can’t get through the week without…

Laughing at my own jokes.

Favourite way to spend the weekend (and who with)?

I do love a beer garden in the sun to chill out and spend quality time with my partner and my friends.

What has been your favourite holiday so far?

Cape Verde 2019. It was with a group of 6 mates and we enjoyed beach bars, swimming with sharks and a tour of the island on the back of a pick up truck. What’s not to love?

Tea or Coffee?

Coffee.

Morning person or night owl?

Definitely a night owl!

Do you have any pets? 

2 cats: Big Kitty and Little Kitty.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Do the full 7 years at university to progress your Bachelor of Arts into a Master of Architecture degree.

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