John McGuire (53), Managing Director, Phoenix Car Company.
How did you get into the automotive business?
I needed something with better hours and better pay!
What does your job entail?
Find, retain and motivate staff who find, retain and motivate customers.
How will your job change over the next few years?
I hope I will need to spend more time worrying about corporation tax.
I am a qualified chef but Kate won’t let me cook.
What advice would you give to young people planning to join the industry?
If you don’t love it, leave it. After more than 30 years, I don’t like the industry – I love it.
What is the worst career move you’ve ever made?
Taking on Citroën.
And the best?
Starting Phoenix Honda 15 years ago.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
Enjoying the company of automotive people but maybe having more time with my wife.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesley.
First time in Japan (with Suzuki).
The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. Best movie ever made.
The Eagles’ ‘Desperado’ and ‘On The Border’. Best ever but drives my four children nuts!
Morris 1300 – none of your old Austin rubbish.
Directors’ box ticket at Celtic Park.