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Meet the team

Steve Lowy

Steve Lowy


Hometown: London, UK

Hobbies: Football, Football, Football, Socialising, Football, Cooking whilst watching Football, Travelling

Favourite Band/Singer: Stevie Wonder

Favourite Drink: Tea, Mount Gay Rum and Coke with loads of ice and fresh Lime

Favourite Phrase: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” or “Veni , Vidi, Vici”

Irina Akishina

Irina Akishina

GM Russia

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Hobbies: Yoga, Belly Dances, Cold Steel

Favourite Band/Singer: Frank Sinatra

Favourite Drink: Martini

Favourite Phrase: “Festina lente.” (Lat.) “The world is wonderful where I am”

Gavin White

Gavin White

General Busy Body

Hometown: Nottingham

Hobbies: Skiing, Cooking, Socialising

Favourite Drink: Vodka

Football Team: Nottingham Forest

Val Alexander

Val Alexander

Head Pillow Fluffer

Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland

Hobbies: Reading, Jigsaws, Cinema

Favourite Band/Singer: Bee gees, Lady Gaga

Favourite Drink: Vodka or Strong English Tea

Favourite Phrase: It is nice to be important, it is very important to be nice

Muzafar Iqbal

Muzafar Iqbal

Hotel Number Cruncher London

Hometown: Gujranwala, Pakistan

Hobbies: Movies, Cricket, Badminton

Favourite Band/Singer: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Late)

Favourite Drink: Coca Cola with some ice and lemon

Favourite Phrase: Something is better than nothing…!