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Hot shot Hayley is a turtle-y fab Skip Chick

Hot shot Hayley is a turtle-y fab Skip Chick

SHE’S our non-stop hardworking Skip Chick. Meet Hayley Taroni, of H.W. Taroni Metals Ltd.

Hello! Tell us about yourself.

I’m Hayley Taroni, 34. I work at H.W. Taroni Metals Ltd.

And what do you do there?
I’m Finance and HR Director and Transport Manager.

That sounds everso important. How long have you been there?
Over 10 years. I run the office and I’m PA to the boss – my dad!

With all those jobs you’re doing, it might be time to ask dad for a pay rise! Tell us what you like about the job?
The camaraderie with the lads.

Having a laugh makes the day go quicker. Anything you don’t like?
Being responsible for so many.

We reckon they’re in safe hands. How do you spend your free time outside of work?
Standing at the side of a football pitch watching my boys play, shopping or drinking cocktails.

Sounds pretty busy! What’s the craziest thing you’ve done?
Deciding one night that it would be a good idea to walk up Snowdon next day with my two sons, who were four and seven at the time. We did it but it was more than we realised.

Those poor boys must have been exhausted! Let’s plan a romantic evening for you – who would be your date?
My man, another scrap merchant.

How amazing would it be to have superhero powers? What would you love to have?
I’d have to choose the power of healing but flying would be pretty cool too.

You could be a flying doctor! Let’s hear the tune that says ‘Hayley’s here!’
Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

A classic tune. Tell us something surprising about you.
At 19, I was voted Midlands Young Businesswoman of the Year. I can play the violin and I’m a pretty hot shot at clay pigeon shooting.

Wow, that’s quite a mix! We’re impressed. Can you sum yourself up in just three little words?
Might be trouble.

Your dad called. He said he’d love to wave you off on a lovely holiday. Where would you love to go?
The Seychelles, to see the giant tortoises.

Downside is your dad said you’ll have to pay for it yourself. Never mind! Let’s hear about your ideal dinner guests.
Anastasia Nikolaevna, as I love Russian history, Hugh Grant and Russell Brand.

You’ll never get a word in edgeways – although Anastasia might be a bit quiet! Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?
The boxers Nigel Benn and Connor Benn came around to our house for a Chinese takeaway once.

You’d need extra prawn crackers for those big boys. A Lottery win might be nice – what would you spend your winnings on?
A yacht, and keep it moored in Monte Carlo!

Finally, tell us a joke.
My doctor asked if any members of my family suffered from insanity. I replied: “No, we all rather enjoy it!”

We’re crazy for you too – thanks for being a tremendous Skip Chick of the Month!

H.W. Taroni are based in Birmingham and has been in business for more than 61 years.
Find out more about the business at www.taroni.co.uk

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