Meet the Morphys: Mike Shaw
I am Mike and am the latest addition to the Morphy Richards clan! I have joined Morphy as Category Consumer Manager within the Worktop Cooking category, quite a long title I know but basically I lead the Worktop Cooking team ensuring we are bringing great products to market that really meet the needs of todays consumers. I was very excited to be joining Morphy Richards and have the pleasure of working within a company that is a true household name in the UK. I remember Morphy Richards products in my home when I was growing up and was the owner of a Morphy iron before joining the company although it possibly doesnt get used as often as it should!
As you would expect I now have a breadth of Morphy Richards products that I am slowly starting to get to grips with. Slow cookers, steamers and bread makers were all foreign to me before joining however I have to say how impressed I am with the depth of product that we offer and the real quality of products I am responsible for – Morphy has been going for nearly 75 years and I can honestly see why people stay loyal to our brand.
When I am not getting to know the ins and outs of my new range I like to spend my spare time socialising with friends, enjoying a good beer or three…I can highly recommend having a go at the Real Ale Trail for a laugh on a Saturday afternoon/evening!! My girlfriend lives up in Newcastle so I spend a lot of time up in the North East and I certainly know the A1 and average speed checks like the back of my hand. I also try to keep fit as much as possible, I go to the gym three or four times a week and enjoy running and weights. I play five a side when I can and have recently been learning to rock climb in time for for next spring when I can get out into the Yorkshire Dales, Everest can wait until Autumn!!
I am from the Wirral originally, which when I tell people is usually followed by ‘where!?’ and then ‘so your a scouser’. I am well accustomed to this reaction having lived in Yorkshire since going to Uni in Sheffield, and I must admit the Yorkshire folk are certainly not shy in cracking out a rendition of Harry Enfield’s ‘calm down calm down’ at any given opportunity…all good fun!