Sixty second interview: Roger Poll

Meet the sole trader owner at AKA Promotional Products, Roger Poll.

If you could be granted one superpower, what would it be?
To read the future. I would like to know what’s around the corner. It might be a bit of a double-edged sword but I suppose the bad thing is you might realise you’ll never win the lottery! Then again, I could see what the lottery numbers were going to be…

What did you want to be growing up as a young lad?
I don’t think I had a major career goal in mind. I wanted to get into sales early on, just for the flexibility really. Being out there on the road, travelling and meeting people is what I like.

What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
I went to see The Darkest Hour. It think it was very good – much better than Dunkirk, which I also watched recently but wasn’t impressed. My late father-in-law was actually captured in France and I’ve been to the beaches, but I just thought it was a Hollywood version rather than a true reflection of history.

When are you at your most productive?
Mornings. I’m an early riser. My partner has to be at work quite early so I’m up just after 6am and I’m normally at the desk by 8 – 8:30am. I get to catch up with emails and chase stuff up before my working day really starts.


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