HVAC and Dust Extraction Consultant, Darren Carvell, has been working at HVDS for almost two years. We interview Darren to find out more about him and understand what makes him tick.
What is your role at HVDS?
I help to look after customers on the supply side of the business. I also work with new customers on both HVAC and dust extraction contracts. This includes meeting and presenting to some of the UKs largest food manufacturers.
What is the best thing about working at HVDS?
I really enjoy working with my colleagues. There’s a fantastic team spirit among us -the engineers and the office staff alike. We are also fortunate enough to work with some very interesting food manufacturing sites.
What is your favorite food?
My favourite meal is a homemade Indian.
What are your hobbies?
I like music a lot and play the piano and the bass. I play along with music and also play music with my brothers.
What is your favourite place you’ve ever visited, and why?
I have an aunty in Barbados, and as a family we spent two weeks of our summer holidays there. It’s an incredible place, so hot and humid. One of things I liked about it the best was the food and drink, which was very tropical and fresh.
If you could live anywhere where would it be?
I grew up in Sutton Coldfield and now I live in a small village on the edge of Stafford. But if I could live anywhere, I would like to live in the Caribbean. It would have to be for retirement, as I couldn’t work in the humidity and heat.
What book are you reading at the moment?
I have just finished a book called “Let’s Roll!”
It’s about a young man who was on one of the planes that was hijacked in 2001 to try and hit the Pentagon, but they didn’t succeed. Its written by his wife, Lisa Beamer. It’s very inspirational.
What is your favourite book, and why?
The Operator by Robert O’Neill. It’s a book that was written by the US Navy SEAL that killed Osama Bin Laden.
What were your best and worst subjects at school?
My best subject at school was Art. My worst subject at school was French.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Willing, friendly and an early bird.
What is your greatest strength?
Memory, I can remember weird things like car number plates. I can also associate someone with their number plate…. Really strange!
Who has been the most influential person in your life?