Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Out of the office: Oliver Phelan

General manager of Environment 2000

Oliver Phelan, General manager of Environment 2000

How do you like your news - TV, newspaper or online? Online. I love newspapers, but I have a great app for news.

Is the glass half full or half empty? The glass is always half full, opportunities can pass you by too easily if you're not focused on the positives.

Culture vulture, sports fanatic or petrol head (or none of the above)? I'm a mild sports fanatic with a love a cars. When I'm not working, I also compete in triathlons.

Blockbuster, romcom, thriller, musical? Blockbusters generally, with a preference for comedy.

Fiction or non-fiction? Non-fiction - The last book I read was Straight from the Gut by Jack Welsh, formerly of GE.

I'd rather be listening to...? Any music at all.

Holidays at home or away? I've always gone abroad. But being at home has changed my view completely. This is such a great part of the world, with so much to do and see.

My favourite country outside of NI is...? Wales. Environment 2000 carried out large lighting refurbishment contracts there - which gave me the opportunity to see this beautiful country.

The most dangerous thing I've ever done is...? Canoe down the Ardeche River in France alone.

How much tea or coffee do you drink in a day? Two coffees.

I couldn't live without...? My family and friends. My wife would say my iPhone but I think political correctness is called for here.

A night in or a night out? A bit of both, depending on the mood and company I'm in.

What's your poison..? A nice Rioja is hard to beat!

Sweet or savoury? Always sweet.

What I enjoy most about being in business is...? I love doing what I do. I have small children, and I hope that what I'm doing in some way will help safeguard the environment for their future.

My childhood hero was...? I had two - my father and mother.

If I didn't do my current job I'd be...? I can't imagine not working for Environment 2000.

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