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Under the Spotlight: Tony Walker, non-fuel director, MFG
Published:  09 June, 2017

Name: Tony Walker

Job title: Non-fuel director

Company: Motor Fuel Group

01 Career history: My working career started as a store manager with Somerfield. I then joined Murco as an area manager in 2001, eventually becoming general manager, non-fuel. At the start of 2012, I joined the newly formed Motor Fuel Group as non-fuel director.

02 Dream job if you weren't doing this: Middlesbrough FC manager.

03 What do you drive: BMW 5 Series.

04 What would you like to drive: Aston Martin DB9.

05 Perfect day: Middlesbrough winning the FA Cup, then a night out with my wife.

06 Favourite team: Middlesbrough FC.

07 Favourite read: Angels & Demons Dan Brown.

08 Favourite film: Deer Hunter.

09 Possessions you couldn't do without: my iPhone.

10 Most admire: Richard Branson.

11 Least likely to say: MFG will pay for that!

12 The thing we're most likely to hear you say: Let's make it happen.

13 What's been your greatest achievement: Without doubt, being married to my wife Julie for 25 years. In addition, however, negotiating supplier rebates in excess of £10m for MFG is also a great achievement.

14 Greatest fear: Not succeeding.

15 Tips for business success: Be tenacious, have a sense of humour and always work hard.

16 Three words to describe yourself: Determined, personable, loyal.

17 What's the best bit of business advice you've ever received: People buy people.

18 Best thing about my job: Building relationships and the fact that no two days are ever the same.

19 What's your most recent business achievement of note: MFG being voted 'The Shoppers' Favourite Forecourt Retailer' at the recent 2017 CTP Awards.

20 What personal trip is yet to be taken: A world cruise with my wife.