I’m Hugh and it’s my job to meet and greet customers at Thistle Haydock’s Beechers restaurant, and make them feel special from the moment they walk in.
One of the best things about what I do is getting to meet different people on a regular basis – I spend time getting to know everyone that comes into the restaurant and I like nothing more than keeping them entertained. People remember me for my outgoing personality and they often wonder how I have so much energy at the grand age of 69. My secret is simple – a spot of golf, ballroom dancing and singing!
Quick fire Q&A
What’s been your biggest achievement?
When I was in the army, I met the Queen three times and she remembered me!
What music is on your iPod?
Rock and Roll
If you were holding a dinner party, how would you ensure your guests were kept entertained?
Good food, good music and lively and humorous conversation
What is your favourite TV programme?
Manchester United playing any team and winning
My top tips for keeping a cool head in a busy environment:
- Plan ahead
- Focus on getting the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible