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Under the spotlight: Richard Garrie
Published:  11 February, 2019

Richard Garrie, retail manager at Adam Purves Galashiels, says his favourite team is the one he works with!

01 Career history: I ran a successful courier company with my wife for many years. I then got into the retail sector and have worked my way up through the ranks to my current position as retail manager.

02 What do you drive: PHEV Mitsubishi Outlander. We need to move with the times, and hybrids are the next step. We are watching closely how charging technology is developing; we will need to consider this when looking at changes to our site layout over the next five years.

03 What would you like to drive: I had the chance to drive a BMW M3 on a Shell track day but my boss Angus Towers decided to take my place!!

04 Perfect day: When everything goes to plan and we hit our targets.

05 Favourite team: It has to be the team I work with at Adam Purves Galashiels Ltd.

06 Greatest inspiration: my late father David. Without his guidance and understanding I doubt I would be the person I am today.

07 Best holiday: My latest visit to Goa; what a fascinating and beautiful country.

08 Next holiday: Morocco (in two days' time).

09 Possessions you couldn't do without: I'd have to say my mobile phone, but sometimes I would like to have lost it!

10 Most admire: Ian Purves, owner of Adam Purves Galashiels Ltd.

11 Most likely to say: The wrong thing!

12 Least likely to say: The right thing!

13 Greatest achievement: When we were announced Gold Retailers for Shell and visited the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, and were welcomed with applause from the Shell senior management.

14 Greatest fear: Losing respect from my team.

15 Tips for business success: Commitment, drive and determination.

16 Three words to describe yourself: Committed, driven and determined.

17 Best business advice you've received: Do the small things right and the big things will look after themselves.

18 Best thing about your job: The people.

19 Most recent business achievement: Winning Forecourt Trader's Best Filling Station in Scotland (more than 4.5mlpa) award.

20 What are you looking forward to most? Getting our canopy lifted and a site refresh.