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April 25, 2017

Gareth Wins Employee of the Quarter Award

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Spring 2017 Employee of the Quarter award is Systems Engineer, Gareth Spencer.

When asked why Gareth is deserving of this award, words like “extremely professional”, “very thorough”, and “goes the extra mile” came forward from his colleagues. All of these are true about Gareth. He is extremely hard working and consistently goes the extra mile to ensure that Channel’s customers are provided with a first class service.

As a prize for winning the award, Gareth will be treated to a night’s stay for two at the luxurious Hotel du Vin, including an evening meal at the hotel and a bottle of bubbly.

Well done Gareth and congratulations!

We thought we’d ask Gareth a few questions to find out what it is that makes him tick…

Gareth Bryan Spencer


Home Town:
Newbridge, Caerphilly

Mainly swimming but occasionally rugby from time to time

How long have you worked at channel?:
Worked at Channel for over 3 years. Started March 10th 2014.

Job Role:
Systems Engineer

What do you drive?
SEAT Leon FR (a poor man’s Golf) the most ideal car for the job.
After owning two previous Leon’s and being part of the SEAT owners club, I would highly recommend the FR.
(No breakdown issues, service every 20,000 miles, full LED headlights, great fuel economy, DAB radio, best of all my dad buys the old ones off me )

Do you have any Nicknames?
Not really. Although Garth has picked up quite well thanks to a spelling mistake

What do you like most about Channel?
I enjoy problems solving the most. Every day is always different and presents a new challenge

What was your first pet and there name?
A Welsh Border Collie call Ci. Translated from Welsh simply means ‘Dog’

What is your favourite meal?
Tricky, i love my food.
It would have to be rice, chicken, bacon, peppers and small amount of mayonnaise mixed together.

If you could take 3 things to a deserted island what would they be?
I could quite easily choose a hover craft or a boat but that’s probably cheating
1. Suntan lotion (I burn easily)
2. Dynamo-powered MP3 player
3. Notepad & Pen (this counts as one) to record my ponderings and to play ‘OXO’ for when I go crazy

If you could choose someone to play you in a movie who would you choose and why?
Okay, I couldn’t make my mind up so I took a test online, I took it twice to make sure the results were good.
Turns out Zac Efron would play me in a movie, okay he’s not the best of actors but he’ll do.

What would your last meal be?
Quite a depressing thought, thinking about what my last meal would be.
Would have to be Sunday dinner, lots of gravy and mint sauce.
Makes me hungry thinking about it

Where is your favourite place in the world?
My favourite place in the world would be in a swimming pool.
I enjoy the fact that there are no distractions and I could quite happily swim for hours and hours.

What is your favourite word?
I guess i have to choose a sensible word…….
‘Cwtch’ – meaning to cuddle or hug
Used in a sentence: I can’t wait to cwtch up into bed
Must be a Welsh thing but its probably the best word in the world

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