IT’S downhill all the way for our skiing daredevil Skip Hunk. Meet Skip For Hire director Luke Booth.
Well hello! Who do we have here?
I’m Luke Booth and I’m 32 years young.
Tell us more – where do you work, and what is your job title?
Skip For Hire. It’s a waste brokerage business and I’m director.
Ooh – we’ve gone straight to the top this month! Tell us about the business.
We came up with the business idea over a year ago. We’re working hard to get systems in place and now pushing for launch. My job is to contact licensed rubbish removal companies up and down the UK who provide skips, ‘man and van’, grabs and roro, signing them up to become part of our revolutionary waste carrier network.
Skip For Hire is a waste brokerage with a difference – an online platform site where waste suppliers all throughout the UK can bid for work in their local area.
What do you like most about what you’re doing?
Setting up the new business venture is very exciting. We’ve had a great response in pre-registrations and the amount of interest we are receiving is overwhelming from suppliers and customers.
It’s all go. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had to do?
Cold calling. No-one likes it. Contacting individual waste management companies and trying to speak to the decision maker is tough.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I go skiing with my fiancée and friends and pick up a bit of speed going down some VERY steep slopes.
Yeah, just the thought is giving us cold feet, thanks! A Skip Hunk deserves a romantic night out – but where to and who with?
Of course, it would be my fiancée. I would get in trouble if I picked someone else. It would have to be a dinner date by the river with some amazing food and a film projected on a screen to watch under the stars.
You old romantic, you. Let’s give you some superhero powers – what do you fancy?
It would have to be able to fly, the places you could visit and see the world in a different perspective.
Got a theme tune that we can play while you’re soaring through the sky?
Bob Marley Jammin’.
Bit laid back for supersonic flight. Never mind, tell us a fascinating fact about yourself.
I have been on BBC’s Dragons’ Den.
Impressive! Summer holidays might be a bit curtailed this year, but where would you love to go?
I would love to travel around the world but particularly India to learn more about the history and culture – and eat lots of curry.
Get the cutlery out, it’s dinnertime. Who would be your ideal guest?
David Attenborough: fascinating guy who has travelled and it would be great to listen to his life experiences.
A living legend. Speaking of which, ever met anyone famous?
Harry Potter’s Minister of Magic, Bill Nighy.
Well we’ve cast a spell to give you a massive Lottery win. What’s on the shopping list?
A big party to celebrate, pay the mortgage off, a few DIY bits to the house. How much did I win? And If I have enough help out family and friends. Then back to work.
Finally, make us laugh.
What did one bin say to the other bin? How you wheelie bin? Lol!
It’s the way you tell ‘em, Luke. All that’s left is for us to say a huge thank you for being an amazing Skip Hunk!
Find out more about Skip For Hire at www.skipforhire.co.uk