We are delighted to welcome Lee Walker as the latest addition to Team 2bm. Lee joins us as our ‘Head of Health & Hygiene’, at a time when we are extending the range of products and services that we offer our clients.
Whilst Lee will bring additional support to our existing customer base, he will continue to have a strong focus on the food and drink, hospitality and retail sectors – industries which continue to face the brunt of the UK’s COVID pandemic lockdown.
With over 30 years’ experience in sales and business development, Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that reinforces 2bm’s position as the turn-to company for expertise, quality, innovation, care and value.
So what is life like for Lee away from work? Let’s find out!
What would you cook at a dinner party?
My favourite recipe would be a nice Chicken Balti!
What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
I love singing! Anything from rock’n’roll to contemporary.
What’s your favourite movie?
It’s got to be Shawshank Redemption, a great classic!
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I got into cliff diving in Turkey many years ago! We dived from cliffs into the sea that were around 80ft high! Really crazy, but exhilarating.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
I’m keen on all outdoor activities, my favourite being golf and mountain biking. Entertaining and cooking for family and friends is also something I really enjoy doing. I really love spending time with my grandson.
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
I’d say it’s definitely Crete! Since my first visit in 1979, I’ve made many friends and have been going back every 3-4 years. I love swimming or water sports – in fact it’s a job to keep me out of the sea!
Where did you go to school?
I went to The Alderman White School in Nottingham.
What was your first job?
My first job was an apprentice electrician.
What star sign are you?
I’m a Scorpio – resourceful and enthusiastic as well as the life and soul of any party!
What is your dream car?
Forget cars! My dream is a Santa Cruz mountain bike, although still saving for one!
Anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself?
The hospitality, health and hygiene sector in markets across EMEA, has been my life and passion over the last 30 years – from developing and implementing menu rollouts across casual dining markets to working with the likes of Pizza Express and TGI Friday – offering solutions to help clients develop, support and grow their businesses.
I combine product and industry knowledge with amazing energy and enthusiasm for our global customer base, including an ability to facilitate training programmes for clients’ workforces as well as implementing compliance protocol on cleaning solutions with large blue-chip clients like Tesco.
At the end of the day, it’s all about partnerships and, if you love what you do, it makes working so much more enjoyable!