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At Featherbank, we work on exciting recruitment projects with passionate people to deliver the best results. The people within the business share the same vision. One of those people is our wonderful co-founder and self-titled jack of all trades - Aidan Fletcher!



  1. What’s your job title? Co-founder

  2. What sort of duties do you have at work? Jack of all trades really. My main goal is to make sure the rest of the team is happy and has what they need to do their work

  3. What was your first paying job? Milkman at 14. I loved it, especially the free pint of orange juice at the end of the round.

  4. What kind of music do you like? I listen to all sorts depending on my mood. I’m a big music fan and looking forward to a summer of festivals

  5. What’s the best concert you’ve been to? It would either be Glasto 2013 or Oasis at Knebworth. Both pretty iconic

  6. Do you like travelling? Yes, I need to see more of the world and look forward to doing it with the kids

  7. What’s the best place you’ve travelled to? Singapore was amazing, but I really like Portugal. Not very tropical or glamorous, but the food is great and the people are lovely. 

  8. Do you like reading? I love a good crime novel but as boring as it sounds if I get the time to read these days, it will be a book about growing a business. 

  9. What’s the best book you’ve read recently? It’s not a book as such, but I’d recommend everyone to have a gratitude diary - A game-changer.

  10. What’s the most exciting part of your job? It would be a lie if I said anything other than when someone accepts a new job.

  11. Where did you work before this position? I worked for a Recruiter in Leeds in the FMCG sector.

  12. What’s your most-used productivity hack? “JFDI”.......Just f**king do it. Use this phrase and have this mindset and it will really help productivity and stop procrastination. 

  13. What is your favourite animal? Dogs

  14. Do you have any vacations planned? Portugal, to get married. Whoop whoop!

  15. What’s something you’re proud of? Setting up Featherbank Selection and the culture we have created.

  16. What’s your favourite food? Curry - Chicken Masala Hot, Asian style.

  17. What’s your favourite movie? Dumb and Dumber - Classic

  18. Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies? Not really

  19. Do you have any pets? A cat called Lucy who east, sleeps and repeats.

  20. Are you a sports fan? Who are your favourite teams? I love most sports. My football team is Bradford City which has given me some great moments over the years. 

  21. Are you a morning person or a night owl? With a 3-year-old and 5 years old…..I’m a morning person.

  22. Are you a coffee or tea person? Coffee. I can’t start the day without it.

  23. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? More sleep

  24. What’s your biggest fear? Corporation tax

  25. What motivates you at work? My family and team. I want to support both.

  26. What’s one thing you’re really bad at? Administration.

  27. What’s one thing you’re really good at? Sunbathing

  28. What show are you currently binge-watching? Killing Eve

  29. Have you ever met anyone famous?  I had my pic taken with a sky sports presenter last Friday at York Races.  Oh yeah, big time.

  30. What’s a skill you’d like to improve on? Relaxing. I’d love to be able to meditate for example but it doesn't come naturally just sitting there benign peaceful and relaxed.

  31. If you could have a career in anything, what would it be? Sports. 

  32. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?  You’re not as short as I thought

  33. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A footballer

  34. What’s your least favourite chore around the house? Putting the washing out when it’s a full load of socks.

  35. What’s your favourite thing to do on the weekends?  Time with the kids and then a night out with my wife would be close to a perfect weekend 

  36. What’s your favourite holiday? Going to the world cup in Germany with my friends

  37. Can you speak more than one language? I could probably get by for a little bit in German.

  38. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?  I’d like to grow the team here. I’d love to retain who we currently have. I’d like another child just to really complicate my life and I’d like to see BCFC in a higher division. And lastly, I’d love to fast forward even less than 10 years to see if Russia has left Ukraine and if there is peace there.

  39. What was your favourite subject in school? PE.

  40. How would your friends describe you? Loyal, fun, direct.

  41. Do you play any sports? I used to play football, cricket, golf and tennis but I just go to the gym now. Very boring

  42. Are you able to keep a secret? Yes

  43. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Extrovert

  44. Do you like roller coasters? No. I hate them. I was once sick on one. Dreading the day my kids like them and I have to face my fear and JFDI.

  45. Do you have any phobias? Rats

  46. If you could play an instrument, what would it be? Piano or guitar. I’ll go with Piano.

  47. Which historical figure would you most like to meet? Maybe Hitler. I mean I wouldn't want to befriend him, but I’d love to see how he acts on a daily basis.

  48. What’s your favourite season? Summer. I think everyone is just 10% happier when its hot and sunny

  49. What three items would you take with you to a deserted island? Laptop, Sky sorts customer service number (in case we had any issues) and a beer….or two.

  50. What’s your idea of a perfect day? A lie-in (which never ever happens). I’d be on holiday with my family. We would swim all day, have fun in a pool and/or beach and we’d gorge on great food and my wife and I would drink amazing wine. Kids tucked up by 8.00 pm and we sit on a lovely terrace with a great view drinking more wine and laughing at ……well anything really.  


Round of applause for the man of the hour, Aidan! If you’d like to speak to a member of the Featherbank team, get in touch here. We are the leading executive search recruitment agency helping care providers build exceptional leadership teams. If you are a Senior Manager or Director in the care or later living sector, and would like to keep in touch with regard to potential opportunities, we’d love to hear from you.



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