Friends of printed.com

Here at printed.com we consider all our lovely past team members still as friends. We wanted an excuse to ask them silly questions, see their faces and remember the good times. So here are their thoughts on printed.com, dreams of fame, holidays tales, celebrities and pizza toppings.

Ben Barden

Gary Broomfield

What do you miss most about working at printed.com? I’ll miss the team. Having been there since the beginning, I’ve seen the company grow, and the team has grown too. Some of the team I worked with for years. It’s hard to leave everyone behind. But I won’t be far away, and might make the occasional guest appearance to make bad jokes and change the office music. And stock the fridge.

If you were famous what would it be for? I built printed.com – does that count? If not, I’ll probably become famous for the hundreds of times I’ve eaten at Nando’s.

Where will your next holiday be? St. Lucia in January 2015, for my 10th wedding anniversary.

If you were a celebrity who would you be? That guy off the telly whose name I can’t remember. No, not him. The other one.

What would you like to be when you grow up? Younger, like Benjamin Button.

What's your favourite pizza topping? Vapiano do a very good Diavolo.

Gary Broomfield

Gary Broomfield

What do you miss most about working at printed.com? I'll definitely miss the team. I worked with some great characters that made me feel comfortable from day one. Also the relaxed feel within the office with its tunes and sweet dispensers!

If you were famous what would it be for? I'd probably be famous for my drunken escapades. Like when I fell under a car on Christmas Eve or the time I took part in mass even though I'm not catholic.

Where will your next holiday be? Because of my very young son, I'll probably be holidaying in the UK. Somewhere like Center Parcs or the Lake District.

If you were a celebrity who would you be? If I were a celeb I'd like to be Robert Downey Jr. Bit of mess but somehow manages to come good in the end.

What would you like to be when you grow up? Foremost I'd like to be a good father and husband. Anything after that is a bonus!

What's your favourite pizza topping? My fave pizza topping has got to be hickory steak. That sweet sauce with the cheese is awesome.

Caron Foley

Caron Foley

What do you miss most about working at printed.com? Without a doubt I miss my team! Everyone is just hilarious and we spent 99% of the time killing ourselves laughing at something!

If you were famous what would it be for? I always wanted to be a famous singer, dancer or fashion designer... I wanted to be a lot of things, actually! Definitely something creative and fresh.

Where will your next holiday be? Thailand or Japan. I watched a film that was set in Japan and now I really want to visit, it looks just beautiful.

If you were a celebrity who would you be? I would love to be Queen B! Beyoncé's absolutely gorgeous, amazingly talented and still seems really down to earth - what a legend!

What would you like to be when you grow up? Hmmm...am I not already grown up?! I just want to be living my life in a way that makes me happy.

What's your favourite pizza topping? This is my fave pizza ever - tomato base, hickory steak, spicy beef, hot and spicy chicken, plenty of jalapenos, pineapple, mushrooms and finished with a dash of garlic oil. Delicious!

Ashleigh-Jayne O'Connell

AJ

What do you miss most about working at printed.com? Being able to come into work without feeling like it's work. You're just chilling out with friends and eating your weight in sweets!

If you were famous what would it be for? FILM DIRECTOR! I would do anything to make a film for Disney.

Where will your next holiday be? My friend and I are going Christmas shopping in Vienna; so excited.

If you were a celebrity who would you be? Jennifer Laurence. She's amazing. Who wouldn't want to be her? Plus, she's Mystique!

What would you like to be when you grow up? A rich and famous film director/working for David Attenborough. Aim high, people! Obviously I'd settle for being an Auror at the Ministry of Magic...

What's your favourite pizza topping? I'm so boring! Chicken and green pepper. Yum!

Alex Harrington-Griffin

Alex

What do you miss most about working at printed.com? Number one and really the biggest one, so everything else would be sidelined: I miss the team! I also miss the cross department banter, the music, the smart people, the Friday drinks, the random videos, the gym tough man fighting talk-quite simply the awesome people printed.com continuously seem to employ! I do miss Nick's attempts to dress better than me, too.

If you were famous what would it be for? Creating an awesome business that was able to do some good, that took a genuinely different approach, and that made 'edgy' good for business! That, and being known as breakdancer that just walks into clubs, does his thing, and leaves with the best-looking girls straight afterwards.

Where will your next holiday be? If you've been to South Africa, you'll realise within 30 minutes that you're on some kind of amazing holiday, so anywhere around where I am now in Cape Town, I'd say! If you want real answer it's Turkey in July with some family and friends.

If you were a celebrity who would you be? I love Russell Brand's wit, but don't find him that clean, so as a partnership marketer I'm gonna take a split of Ryan Gosling's easy going 'hygienic' looks and Brand's humour. Their lifestyles together would just be insane. Can I also add some Don Draper suave to that if there's room please...

What would you like to be when you grow up? A business man like my Dad, and also a train driver. If only the guys at Thomas Land at Drayton Manor hadn't beaten me to it. I also wanted to be Alan Shearer, not a professional footballer, actually Alan Shearer himself.

What's your favourite pizza topping? BBQ Based Chicken Feast with American Mustard all over top.

Emma Digerud-Waring

Emma

What do you miss most about working at printed.com? I miss coming into the office every morning knowing I'm spending the next 8 hours with my friends and the fact that I know I'll be in hysterics at some point that day.

If you were famous what would it be for? I'd like to be famous for winning a dance off with Beyonce.

Where will your next holiday be? I'd love to go to China for my next holiday, climb a mountain and stay in a tree house. I'm not too keen on eating strange bits of animal in my food though, like chicken feet. No one likes to eat chicken feet, so I'd probably have to go veggie for the trip.

If you were a celebrity who would you be? I can't decide between Tom Ford and Helena Bonham Carter. Tom Ford because he rules the world. He's super hot, impeccably turned out and has access to the hottest men and women on the planet and can make silly demands on people which would be very fun. HBC because I think she has a lot of fun doing whatever she wants and doesn't care what anyone else thinks, all whilst being surrounded by some of the best creative talent in the country.

What would you like to be when you grow up? I'd like to do something with art and helping kids. I'd like to be able to live by the sea and see my friends and family whenever I want and visit lots of places. That sounds a bit yawn fest doesn't it? Ok, I'd like to be a dancer who can also act and then goes on to be a successful artist with a great intuition for investing in new projects with astronomical returns.

What's your favourite pizza topping? One my Mum makes - loads of tomato on the base, sweetcorn, green pepper, mushroom, bacon, tomatoes, oregano with cheddar and mozzarella on top. Once at school I made rice pizza and thought I'd made a great discovery, it was horrible. Don't try it.

Jae Channa

Jae

What do you miss most about working at printed.com? I miss my great boss, my girls and the chats we used to have, the laughter and fun and of course the boys and Irish humour, the great atmosphere of a successul, buzzing, chilled out office that is going places! and of course my clients.

If you were famous what would it be for? If I was famous I would like it to be for being crazy and doing crazy things like coming face to face with a really dangerous animal or jumping off a cliff or being in a horror film (I am good at that).

Where will your next holiday be? I would love to go to Morocco.


If you were a celebrity who would you be? If I could be a celebrity it would be Victoria Beckham because I could lose all the extra pounds I've put on pretty damn quickly :-).........and fit into my little black dresses.

What would you like to be when you grow up? I am alreadly old, the zimmer frame has been chosen and ordered!! But my dream was to be a vet.

What's your favourite pizza topping? Chilli, because it makes me feel like my head is going to explode and I am going to faint, if that doesn't count then it is pepperoni because its round.