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Dan Trotman

Role: Metalwork Team Leader.

Length of service: 15 years.

Background: I grew up in the Crewe area and got my first job at Whitby Morrison. 

Values I share with Whitby Morrison: Loyalty, teamwork, continuous improvement and learning. 

If I could snap my fingers and become an expert in something, it would it be: Football, or laser cutting at work. 

One thing most people don’t know about me: I could have a full head of hair if I wanted.

When I was kid, I wanted to grow up to be: A professional footballer.

In a movie about my life, the actor playing me would be: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson or Vin Diesel.

At the weekend, you’re most likely to find me: Spending time with the kids, cycling, running or at the gym. 

Dog person or cat person? Neither.

My favorite sport to watch and team I support is: F1 / McClaren.

The best things about my job are: I enjoy coming up with different ways of making things happen and being creative.

My favourite film is: Goodfellas. 

My favourite food is? Pizza / Chinese /  steak and chips.

My favorite quote is? “Don’t make animal noises.”

I will never be seen without: A comb.

Whitby Morrison is like:  A McLaren racecar, because it is streamlined, fast and a winning team.

Dan Trotman

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Before joining Whitby Morrison, I worked in the mobile phone industry and security while assisting others with basic English and reading skills. My shared values with Whitby Morrison include listening, openness to ideas, and a passion for delivering the best results. If I could instantly become an expert in something, it would be electrics. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my son, watching football, and dining out with my partner. As a Liverpool supporter, I appreciate the unpredictability and variety of my job, which involves meeting new people and learning about their businesses. In my free time, I cook and enjoy the movie “Man on Fire.” If I had to choose a favourite food, it would be Indian cuisine, and my favourite quote is, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” You’ll always find me with a smile on my face, as I believe in maintaining a positive outlook. Whitby Morrison feels like home, where I can grow alongside the company.

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