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Day in the Life: Chris Murphy and Niki Cooknell

Chris says: We formed the 'dream team' two years ago with me as territory manager and Niki as account co-ordinator, looking after our customers in the South. We catch up by phone first thing, when we share our plans for the day and talk about yesterday's activities as well as last night's football match.

Day in the Life: Laurence King

My working day begins at 6.30am, with a shower, a bowl of trill (old age) and then I drop my youngest son at the school bus for 7.30am. My office is in Tebay Services (M6) in Cumbria so I might normally travel there, but we now have Gloucester Services (M5) and Cairn Lodge Services (M74) and advisers across the North West, so I could be heading in any direction.

Day in the Life: Nick Lowe

My alarm on my i-watch goes off at 4.45am - technology has moved on a lot in the 25 years I have been working in retail. Breakfast is an almond milk and fruit smoothie, and then I'm ready for the day.

Day in the Life: Graham Clout

I am not a huge fan of early starts and am definitely one of those people who needs three cups of coffee before I feel ready to tackle the day. I live fairly close to our UK headquarters in Warwick but, thanks to the increasing traffic, what used to be a 20-minute commute now takes 40 minutes!

Day in the Life: Colin Levy

My day usually starts at 6.30am, when I get dressed then take our two spaniels for their morning workout. I live close to a country park which is a blessing as both dogs are young with plenty of energy to burn. I use the time to think through the day ahead.

Day in the Life: Darren Briggs

I usually wake up just before 6am. My iPhone automatically receives financial reports each morning from the previous trading day, which I then usually go through in bed, much to the annoyance of my partner Claire. Then it's time to get up.

Day in the Life: Mark Barnard

For 30 years of my working life I have worked in much larger corporate focused organisations which, in the main, were very much results driven. Over those 30 years, I have gained a wealth of knowledge, gathered buckets of skills and attended more class room workshops than I ever did at school.

Day in the Life: Graham Tissiman

I'm an early riser and set my alarm for 5.10am. I head off to the gym as soon as it opens for around an hour's work out. Over the past few years the gym has become part of my daily routine and I find it sets me up for the working day.

Day in the Life: Chris Loach

A typical working day starts at 6.30am with an espresso to kick start the day. This is followed by a brisk walk with the dog, making sure we avoid the postman! It's a great time to gather my thoughts for the day ahead.

Day in the Life: Martin Steggles

The start of my working day varies depending on where I wake up! On Mondays I generally drive from my home in the south to the office in Doncaster, a journey of some three hours. The alarm wakes me at around 4.45am but I don't leave the house until an hour later, after I have read the news and sports headlines, and answered any overnight emails. The journey north is against the traffic for the most part and gives me plenty of time to plan the day and week ahead.

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