Gary Tucker


Friday 8th August 2014

Today meet Gary Tucker 

Internal Sales HYDRAQUIP Hose & Hydraulics

Hydraquip MedwayAfter finishing school in 1983, I started working on a local farm in Maidstone driving a tractor amongst helping out with various other chores. As you could imagine this was quite a mucky job especially in the winter season, I remained there for 3 years and then moved onto working for a kitchen wholesaler on my local industrial estate for the next couple of years. Whilst working for this kitchen wholesaler I spotted an advert in the local paper for a store man for a hydraulic company called Universal Hose & Couplings which looked really interesting so I applied. I went for the interview and got the job.  I started working for Universal Hose & Couplings in 1988 where I began as a store man and then soon progressed onto a Manager. Universal Hose offered hydraulic solutions in the South East.  After Hydraquip’s acquisition in 2003, my role was changed to an Internal Sales contact operating from the same premises, but now known as Hydraquip Medway. At just Hydraquip Medway alone i’ve now been working here for over 11 years. Over the years I have attended various courses in hydraulics including a City and Guilds course and have a wealth of industry product knowledge.

In my spare time I enjoy carp fishing, often in Hawkhurst and Marden, which I find very relaxing. The biggest fish caught has to be a 40pound 6oz catfish. I’m not married and have never had the urge to marry, unless there is a ‘lucky lady’ out there who enjoys carp fishing, then I plan to stay single. In my youth and prior to fishing I dabbled in BMX racing until a little incident which left me in extreme pain with a broken arm, hence the reason I chose fishing instead!

I like taking the time to listen to the topics and discussions on Radio 4. I don’t often watch TV, however after a few pints I do enjoy watching cartoons especially Scooby Doo (I’m not sure if I should have just admitted that!). I do enjoy watching Jack Nicholson films, his performance in The Shining was fantastic, a film that I could never get bored of watching! I’ve been told by many that I do tell bad jokes so I tend not to bother (even if I do find them funny). I’m a laid back and chilled out individual, that enjoys watching the Wigan Warriors play Rugby.

My one claim to fame is when I was in my youthful years, 18 to be precise and my friend and I ventured into London for a night out. After a few drinks, unfortunately and accidentally I nearly knocked over Billy Connelly, again I must emphasise this was purely accidental. It all ended well, he was okay about it, well at least I think so, he didn’t react to it.

Meet The Team

04.08.14 Duncan MacBain 20.05.15 Tom Halliday
05.08.14 Steven Wicks 20.07.15 Lee Dobson
06.08.14 Dawn Campbell 02.10.15 Pete Russell
08.08.14 Gary Tucker 19.11.15 Lee Newton
11.08.14 Jay MacBain 19.11.15 Elfyn Roberts
12.08.14 Rabs Atwal 04.01.16 Steven Nock
13.08.14 Simon Kay 04.01.16 Stuart Carter
14.08.14 Stuart Spurdle 04.01.16 Nathan Ward
15.08.14 Geoff Kelley 13.04.16 Matt House
19.08.14 Bob Wheatley 14.06.16 Richard Sawyer
20.08.14 David Callaghan 01.11.16 Dave Berry
21.08.14 James Roth 01.11.16 Paul Jeffrey
22.08.14 Barry Saupin 01.11.16 Bryan Drummond
26.08.14 Carolyn Kay 08.11.16 Scott Donegan
27.08.14 Alan Scott 10.11.16 Tom Donnelly
28.08.14 Amelia Cregan 14.11.16 Rich Cooper
29.08.14 Fintan Ennis 02.12.16 Mark Hughes
01.09.14 Mark Neale 22.05.17 Roy Heaton
22.09.14 James Harris 25.05.17 Chris Culver
07.10.14 Tony Brighton 31.01.18 Rob Savage
20.11.14 Ross Burbidge 12.02.18 Derek Emslie
26.11.14 Andy Carr 15.02.18 Phil Wagstaff
17.12.14 Bert Tong 23.02.18 Alex Currie
19.01.15 Barry Thompson