Quote Unquote – Edmund Chartier, Ecommerce Manager at Palmer and Harvey

Wholesale Manager – What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

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An increasing number of retailers are purchasing products with us online. It’s very exciting to be developing our transactional website and digital strategy at a time when more and more retailers are choosing this channel to order.

WM – Who’s inspired you most in your career?

I wouldn’t want to pick out only one person. In terms of career progress having a good manager is important and I’ve been fortunate that I’ve worked with a few.

WM – If you were an item in a cash and carry, what would you be?

A cash and carry wouldn’t have it in stock. You’ll need to use a delivered wholesaler.

WM – If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?

Not to worry as much, as long as you work hard and try your best.

WM – What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?

A few years ago now I was travelling to London for a meeting and on the journey there I ended up getting a large black oil stain on my jacket from it brushing against the inside of the train door.

Tried to wash it off, but to no avail!

WM – Who or what makes you laugh?

I’m a fan of Satirical American TV Shows and in particular of John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.

WM – Do you have any hidden talents?

I can play the trumpet and I’ve not yet deafened my colleagues by playing it at work.

WM – Who would be your favourite party guest?

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My favourite sporting memory was England winning the Rugby World Cup, so I’ll choose Jonny Wilkinson.

WM – What is the greatest luxury in your life?

My brand new smart phone.

WM – What is your favourite guilty pleasure?

I do have a habit of listening to cheesy music on my Spotify account on a fairly regular basis.

WM – Do you have any secret ambitions?

It’ll cease being a secret if I share it now!!!

WM – What’s your dream holiday destination?

I would love to visit Japan, in particular to see the Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto.

WM – What are your three favourite movies of all time?

It’s difficult to pick just three films above all the great films that I’ve enjoyed over the years, but if I have to choose I’ll go with Shawshank Redemption, Jaws and Fargo.

WM – What is your favourite book of all time?

Another tough choice when I was younger I would have picked The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. In more recent years I’ve enjoyed reading Freakonomics by Stephen D.

Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

WM – What’s your favourite pastime?

I enjoy walking on the South Downs and then visiting one of my favourite local pubs.

WM – If you won the Lottery, what would you do?

I would go travelling for a year and then maybe start up my own business. Owning my own Microbrewery certainly has its appeal.

WM – What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into this industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?

I would recommend a career in wholesale and would advise people to be open-minded. I’ve found that there a lot of opportunities available to progress, as long as you’re willing to work hard.