H&G Spotlight Employee: Germain Gulevic

1.How long have you worked for Horton and Garton? Almost a year now and it’s flown by!

2.Where did you grow up and what did you do before H&G? I grew up in Lithuania and started working in the property sector after graduating from university with a degree in property management.  From 2005 I worked for a property management company before moving to H&G, so it’s been pretty much property property and more property for me- no crazy jobs as a zoo keeper or anything I’m afraid!

3.Funniest Horton and Garton moment? We have recently hired three new members of staff at H&G and the interviews took place in the downstairs of our office. Whilst the interviews were going on, loud giggles and laughs could be heard drifting up the stairs. The laughs turned out to be contagious and soon the whole office was giggling away. Who said job interviews should be serious and boring? 

4.Favourite film? Magnolia- written, produced and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson who I’m a big fan of.

5.Which (if any) sports teams do you support? Lithuania’s swimming team is the team I follow most closely, particularly Ruta Meilutyte. Now based in Plymouth, at 16 he won Olympic gold and set a new world record  for 100m breaststroke in 2013.

6.Favourite band/artist, album, and song? Kings and Queens by 30 seconds to Mars would have to be my favourite song, with my favourite album being the album it’s taken from and 30 STM my favourite band. I’m a big fan!

7.Favourite food? Any Asian cuisine- be that Thai, Chinese or Japanese. We are very lucky to have lots of Asian restaurants and cafes close to the office so lunch is always a treat. 

8.What do you like doing outside of work? Any hobbies?  I am very interested in the arts and history, you’ll usually be able to find me in a gallery, museum or theatre come the weekend – London has a lot to offer! I also enjoy swimming and kayaking when I can find the time.

9.Best thing about working at Horton and Garton? First and foremost Horton and Garton is made up of a great team of people; the camaraderie and atmosphere in the office always feels like you’re part of a big happy family which is great. For me this is something which I have found to be very rare in the world of work, so this is definitely my favourite thing about working for Horton and Garton.