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Q and A with Andy Vinsen

May 29, 2020

Whilst we're hugely proud to be the UK's no.1 sports hospitality provider, we cannot forget that the team has hugely contributed to getting us there. However, they say that a great team is a reflection of its leadership. So, here's our leader. Meet our Managing Director, Andy Vinsen.

Andy has worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, spending a great amount of this time at Keith Prowse. Prior to this, he started his career as a salesman, acquiring the knowledge and skills he demonstrates today. Get to know Andy in this 'Quickfire Questions'.

Do you enjoy cooking at home? What do you enjoy most?

Pasta

I cook from scratch every day / evening – but I really like making my own pasta.

What is your favourite sporting moment?

My favourite sporting moment has to be Leeds United winning the FA Cup versus Arsenal in 1972 with an Alan “sniffer” Clarke diving header.

If you could invite anyone to a dinner party, who would it be and why?

It would be my mother; she passed away 20 years ago and another chance to see and talk to her would beat any conversation with a celebrity or famous figure.

What is your favourite London restaurant?

Leeds

The River Café, Hammersmith – it’s been the best Italian in Town for over 30 years.

What are you most proud of in your career?

That we have maintained Keith Prowse as the market leader in its field.

If you had just one wish, what would it be?

For Leeds Utd to get promoted to the Premier League and win it in the same year by beating Liverpool.Leeds

What would you want to eat at your last meal?

Steak and chips with béarnaise sauce.

Are there any foods you just don’t like?

Baked beans, goats’ cheese and currants - if I met them all at once in a dish, I think I’d be very ill!

During this lock-down, what are the things you’ve come to value most by their absence from your life and how will you put that right when this is over?

Socialising with whomever, friends, family, colleagues ….it doesn’t matter - what’s really odd is not being able to see and talk to people face to face…this video stuff is all well and good and serves a great purpose, but it’s not quite real life.

 

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